Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has today (14 December 2016) issued a PRIN recalling all batches of Loch Arthur Creamery’s Crannog and Killywhan cheese as a precautionary measure after Listeria monocytogenes was detected in batches of both products.
The creamery and café, based in Dumfries, is recalling all affected products from its consumers and it has also sent a point of sale notice to all businesses that sell both of the products implicated.
FSS is advising all consumers who have purchased these products not to consume them, and to return the products to the stores from where they were bought for a full refund.
The products being recalled are:
- Loch Arthur Creamery Crannog Cheese
- Loch Arthur Creamery Killywhan Cheese
The batch number affected is: all batches
The use by date is: all dates
The weight is: all weights
Loch Arthur Creamery is recalling all batches of Crannog and Killywhan cheeses because Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in batches of both products.
Risk: The detection of Listeria monocytogenes in the products listed below. Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and includes high temperature, muscle ache or pains, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis. Some people are more vulnerable to Listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.