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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ireland Recall of Raw Milk Corleggy Cheeses

Recall of Raw Milk Corleggy Cheeses Due to Detection of Verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli (E. coli)

Summary
Product:
All varieties of Corleggy Cheeses including: Drumlin cheese (all flavours), Corleggy cheese, Cavanbert cheese, Creeny cheese; approval number: IE 1816 EC; all sizes.
Batch Code:
All batches and all expiry dates.
Country Of Origin:
Ireland
Corleggy Cheeses is recalling all batches of its raw milk cheeses due to the detection of verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) in two batches of its cow’s milk cheese.  The cheeses are supplied to some restaurants and retail shops.  They are also sold directly at food markets.  Consumers are advised not to eat the affected cheeses.
Nature Of Danger:
VTEC may cause severe bloody diarrhoea and abdominal cramps, although sometimes the infection causes non-bloody diarrhoea or no symptoms. In some groups, particularly children under 5 years of age and the elderly, the infection can also cause a complication called haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) in which the kidneys fail.

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