Cheese re­call amid more lis­te­ria fears

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

A VA­RI­ETY of cheeses have been re­called from IGA Food­lands and in­de­pen­dent re­tail­ers across Aus­tralia af­ter con­cerns of po­ten­tial lis­te­ria.

The NSW Food Au­thor­ity ad­vised cus­tomers in a state­ment that dairy dis­trib­u­tor Washed Rind has re­called a se­lec­tion of cheese made in France and sold across Aus­tralia.

“Washed Rind Pty Ltd has re­called a va­ri­ety of cheeses made in France from IGA and Supa IGA in NSW, in­de­pen­dent re­tail­ers in Queens­land and ACT, Food­works and in­de­pen­dent re­tail­ers in VIC, Food­lands IGA and in­de­pen­dent re­tail­ers in SA and IGA, Supa IGA and in­de­pen­dent re­tail­ers in WA due to po­ten­tial Lis­te­ria mono­cy­to­genes con­tam­i­na­tion,” it reads.

The re­call comes af­ter six peo­ple died as a re­sult of lis­te­ria in rock­mel­ons around the coun­try.

“Con­sumers should not eat this prod­uct and should re­turn it to the place of pur­chase for a full re­fund,” the state­ment reads.

“Lis­te­ria mono­cy­to­genes may cause ill­ness in preg­nant women and their un­born ba­bies, the elderly and peo­ple with low im­mune sys­tems.”

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