Presence of Salmonella leads to a product recall on Kentisbury Down soft cheese

Published: 27 Oct 2015

Barton Farm Dairy has been advised by the Food Standards Agency to recall a batch of Kentisbury Down soft cheese because of the presence of salmonella. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning.

Product details:

Product name: Barton Farm Dairy Kentisbury Down soft cheese

‘Best before’ date: 26 November 2015

Pack size: various sizes

Action taken by the company: Barton Farm Dairy has been advised to recall the above product. The affected batch has been sold direct from the farm premises and also at farmers markets.

Advice to consumers: If you have bought any of the above product, do not consume it. Instead, contact the Barton Farm Dairy (tel: 01271 882283, email: for further advice.

The affected batch of cheese has been withdrawn from sale and consumers alerted .There are strict regulations in place controlling the sale of raw drinking milk because bacteria can be present that would otherwise be killed by heat treatment if the milk was pasteurized.

The regulations state that it is an offence to sell raw drinking milk that fails to comply with the microbiological hygiene criteria. FSA dairy hygiene and local authority inspectors are working with Barton Farm Dairy to identify and resolve the cause of the problems to ensure the company is meeting its food safety obligations and the food they sell is safe.