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Asda and Morrisons recall cheese due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination

By William Dodds

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Taleggio is a popular Italian cheese. Credit: Getty / Photopips
Taleggio is a popular Italian cheese. Credit: Getty / Photopips

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Both Asda and Morrisons have recently recalled cheese products because they were potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

ASDA took the precautionary measure to recall its ‘ASDA Extra Special Taleggio’ because Listeria monocytogenes was found in some of the products. Sold in 200g packs, the taleggio has a best before date of 14 April 2024.

Meanwhile, Morrisons has recalled its ‘The Best Taleggio’ due to similar contamination concerns. Again, the taleggio is sold in 200g package and has a best before date of 14 April 2024.

Both retailers have issued point of sale notices informing customers of the recall and have advised consumers not to eat the product if they have bought it. Anyone that has purchased the cheese can return it for a full refund without a receipt being required.

Symptoms caused by the presence of  Listeria monocytogenes can be similar to those caused by the flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.

However, in certain cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis. Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Elsewhere, Unilever is recalling its ‘Magnum Classic Ice Cream Sticks’ because they may contain pieces of metal, which makes the product unsafe to eat.

The ice creams come in packs of three 100ml sticks and can feature a batch code of L3324, L3325, L3326, L3327 or L3328. The packs have a best before date of November 2025.

Consumers have been told not to eat the ice cream and instead return it to the store they bought it from for a full refund.

In other news, Southwold-based brewer Adnams has announced the appointment of Jenny Hanlon as its new chief executive​, the first woman to be named to the role in the firm’s history.

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