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Recall Of Dairy Cheese Contaminated With Paralysis-Causing Bacteria

by | June 19, 2020

All products from a popular brand of dairy cheese are being recalled by a number of major UK supermarkets over contamination fears.

One of Primula’s dairy cheese products tested positive for clostridium botulinum — an extremely powerful bacteria that can cause paralysis — prompting the decision to recall all items.

“Immediate Effect”

“As a precaution, we have stopped all product distribution,” said a spokesperson for Primula.

“We have also instructed retailers to remove Primula tubes from shelves with immediate effect.” 

“We would also like to apologise to those who won’t be able to get their hands on our cheese for a short period of time while we work hard to resolve the issue.”

Anyone who has purchased Primula in the last few weeks is being advised not to eat it, and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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Customers have been warned not to eat the cheese (Evgeny Atamanenko/Shutterstock.com)

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Public service posters are now being displayed in supermarkets where the cheese has been sold, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, and Morrisons.

The Food Standards Agency has explained the risks of the potential contamination on its website.

Symptoms caused by the presence of clostridium botulinum are diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting. Warning signs of the onset of paralysis are slurred speech and a difficulty in keeping the eyelids open.

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