Listeria fears shut down Cadbury dessert production

By Gwen Ridler

- Last updated on GMT

Müller UK has pulled two Cadbury desserts from store shelves due to a possible Listeria contamination
Müller UK has pulled two Cadbury desserts from store shelves due to a possible Listeria contamination
Müller UK has shut down production of two Cadbury dessert lines as a precautionary measure, due to the possible presence of listeria in the products.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Cheesecake and Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Cheesecake dessert products with the use-by dates of 5, 6 and 11 June 2019 were included in the recall. The affected desserts came in 85g two-packs.

A spokesman told Food Manufacture​: “This is the subject of an ongoing investigation, extending to ingredients provided by suppliers, to ensure that this does not happen again.

“We have halted production of the affected products while the root cause analysis is being done. This is an isolated incident.”

Dialogue with Mondelēz

Müller, which produces the desserts under licence, said it was in “ongoing dialogue” ​with Mondelēz, owner of the Cadbury brand.

Possible symptoms caused by Listeria can be similar to flu and high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.

Consumers that have bought the products were advised to not eat them and instead return them to the store they were purchased from to receive a full refund.

Food recalls

Müller’s recall followed a number of food and drink products pulled from store shelves over the past week, reported by the Food Standards Agency.

Last week saw Weetabix Food Company recall Asda Fruit & Fibre and Morrisons Fruit & Fibre breakfast cereals because they may have contained small pieces of plastic, making them unsafe to eat. McCain Foods was also forced to recall its Hash Browns for containing small pieces of plastic.

Meanwhile, British & Continental pulled its Mica 3 Belgian Frangipans (almond-flavoured cakes) from sale, because they contained wheat (gluten), milk, egg and soya, which had not been emphasised on the label.


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