Spain – Alert for the presence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in Brie cheese from France

CFSA

Brie cheese

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) has notified us through the SCIRI of the presence of the bacterium Escherichia coli producing Shiga toxins in the cheese product Brie 100 g, made in France, marketed from Germany by the JERMI company and sold in supermarkets of the Lidl chain.

The German company JERMI, which packs and markets the product, has detected Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in the course of its self-checks and has informed the competent authorities and its customers.

The company Lidl has communicated the information to consumers requesting the return of the product.

The affected product is:

  • Brie cheese 100 g
  • Packed by JERMI KÄSEWERK GMBH
  • Expiry date: 10.2020
  • Lot name: 402

The product has been distributed in Andalusia, Catalonia , the Basque Country, Madrid, Murcia and the Valencian Community.

The AESAN became aware of this through the RASFF alert and reported the same in all regions through the SCIRI in order to continue the withdrawal of the affected product marketing channels.

The presence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in food can pose health risks to people who consume it.

With the information available, no case associated with this alert has been confirmed in Spain.

People who have products affected by this alert at home are advised to refrain from consuming them and return them to the point of purchase.

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