UK -Firm bids to put cheeses back on market after E Coli outbreak

STV News

A cheese producer forced to withdraw its products after being linked to a fatal E Coli outbreak is campaigning to put some items back on the market.

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) said Errington Cheese’s Dunsyre Blue was the “likely cause” of the illness, which affected 20 people and led to the death of a three-year-old child last summer.

The agency implemented a blanket ban on the sale of the South Lanarkshire firm’s products in September.

The company, which disputes the evidence, was forced to lay off 12 members of staff following the ban.

It has now emerged the firm has written to South Lanarkshire Council to seek permission to put its Lanark Blue and Corra Linn products back on the market.

 

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