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Camembert cheese recalled by Sainsburys, Co-operative Food and Asda due to presence of Listeria monocytogenes

In the last few days Sainsburys, Co-operative Food and Asda have all recalled versions of their Camembert cheese due to possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes – as advised by the FSA.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause foodborne illness, particularly among vulnerable groups – these are pregnant women, unborn and newborn babies, those over 60 years old and anyone with a weakened immune system.

Sainsburys: The following products with use by dates up to and including 6 March 2016 are being recalled:

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference French Camembert Cheese, 250g
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Baking Camembert Cheese, 250g
Sainsbury’s Camembert Pays, 250g
No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.

Related link: Sainsbury’s recalls a number of its Camembert products due to presence of Listeria monocytogenes

FSA recall notice dated 3 February 2016

Product: The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Camembert
Pack size: 250g
Use by date: 21 February 2016

Related link: The Co-operative recalls its Truly Irresistible Camembert due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes

FSA recall notice dated 8 February 2016

Product: Asda Extra Special Camembert de Pays
Pack size: 250g
Barcode: 5054070292617
Use by dates: 14, 21 and 28 February 2016

Related link: ASDA recalls its Extra Special Camembert de Pays due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes

FSA recall notice dated 8 February 2016

About Listeria
‘Listeriosis, the foodborne illness caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is rare. Listeria can cause serious illness and death in vulnerable groups of the population.

The bacterium L. monocytogenes is widespread in the environment and can contaminate a wide range of foods. It is most commonly associated with chilled ready-to-eat foods such as cooked sliced meats, smoked fish, cooked shellfish, soft mould ripened chesses, pate and pre-prepared sandwiches, that do not require further cooking or reheating.’

Source: Listeria – Food Standards Agency

Related links:
Sainsburys

The Co-operative Food

Asda

Food Standards Agency Food Alerts

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