Urgent E.coli Alert – All Errington Cheese products recalled

Published: 19 Sep 2016

Following the recent e.coli outbreak the recall on Errington cheese has now been updated to include ALL cheeses produced by the company:

The Food Standards Agency is alerting consumers to the recall of all cheese produced by Errington Cheese Ltd. A number of different types of cheese produced by the company have tested positive for potentially harmful strains of E.coli, including E.coli O157.

As highlighted in our recent post, the E.coli outbreak has resulted in 20 confirmed cases; one fatality and a number of consumers requiring hospital treatment.

Product details:

All batch codes and pack sizes of the following products are being recalled:

  • Lanark Blue
  • Lanark White
  • Dunsyre Blue
  • Dunsyre Baby
  • Maisie’s Kebbuck
  • Cora Linn
  • Sir Lancelot

Symptoms and advice to consumers

Symptoms caused by E.coli O157 can include abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, and haemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can lead to kidney failure and can be fatal. Current FSA advice is that vulnerable groups including pregnant women, children and the elderly should not consume any raw, unpasteurised milk and dairy products such as cheese made from unpasteurised milk because of the increased risk of food poisoning.

The use by dates are not known but these products could have been purchased up until Thursday 15 September 2016.

Distribution of this product is mainly sold to hotels, restaurants and delicatessens. However, if you have purchased any of the implicated product as highlighted above, do not eat it. Instead, return it to either Errington Cheese or the store from where it was purchased.