Camembert Cheese Withdrawn Because of Possible E.coli Contamination

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Cheese Safety

Camembert cheeses sold by a number of retailers, including Waitrose, are being withdrawn from sale because of concerns about possible contamination with E. coli O26. Some strains of E. coli O26 may cause severe food poisoning.

People should not eat this cheese. For information on how to obtain a refund, people should contact Anthony Rowcliffe & Son Ltd, the importer, on its customer care line, 01892 839950.

The affected cheeses are:

  • Reaux's Gaslonde Camembert (250g packs)

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  • Camembert de Normandie Th. Reaux (250g packs)

  • Reaux's Gaslonde Camembert 1 kg (normally sold over the cheese counter)

All batches of the above cheeses are affected including all use by dates.

The cheeses are made in France by Laiterie Fromagerie du Val d'Ay-Etablissement REAUX and are distributed in the UK by Anthony Rowcliffe & Son Ltd.

Anthony Rowcliffe & Son Ltd has contacted all the retailers to whom it supplies these cheeses. It is also arranging for point-of-sale notices to be put up in shops and is taking out advertisements in national newspapers.

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