Cheese recall amid more listeria fears
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.”