France – 6,000 Camembert cheeses recalled in France in E.Coli 026 scare

The Local

Nearly 6,000 packets of Camembert cheese have been recalled in France because they may present a risk of E. coli infection.

The Moulin de Carel cheese company asked consumers who had bought any of the 5,800 250-gramme Camemberts under the lot number L19009C to bring them back to their points of sale.

“A test has shown the presence of E.Coli 026 H11 in these products”, which have been on sale since January 31 this year, the firm said in a statement. “We therefore ask people who have these products not to consume them,” it said.

Many strains of E coli usually cause humans no harm, but there have been cases of people falling extremely ill and even dying from an E coli-related illness.

 

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