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Voluntary Recall of 200g White Mould Cheese

Udder Delights Australia is conducting a voluntary recall of its 200g white mould cheeses due to the potential of low level microbial (E.coli) contamination.

SA Health has provided advice “it has no evidence the form of E.coli present is dangerous” but, regardless, the safety of our customers is number one and we therefore decided to voluntarily recall the products

This is a precautionary measure that we are taking, and it covers the following products:

Udder Delights Adelaide Hills Brie 200g
Udder Delights Adelaide Hills Camembert 200g
Udder Delights Adelaide Hills Double Cream Brie 200g
Udder Delights Adelaide Hills Ash Brie 200g
Cremeux Provincial Cheese Brie 200g
Cremeux Provincial Cheese Camembert 200g
Cremeux Provincial Cheese Double Brie 200g
Divine Dairy Organic Brie 200g
Divine Dairy Organic Double Cream Brie 200g
Eureka Camembert 200g
Shale Point Double Cream Camembert 200g

We are recalling on the batch codes. The products have the following batch codes – which are the 6 numbers above the best before:

241001, 251002, 28101, 291002, 301001, 301002, 311001, 311002, 011102, 041101

They have the best before dates between 29JAN20 and 05FEB20 (inclusive) – however, use the batch code as the more specific reference point.

Fortunately the majority of this stock has already been isolated and contained, however a small amount is within the marketplace.

The voluntary recall follows advice from Dairy Safe, SA Health and independent HACCP Australia consultants, who we are working with to investigate the E.coli contamination and confirm its cause.

Customers should return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

“It is with a very heavy heart that Udder Delights is doing its first voluntary recall since we began 20 years ago,” said Udder Delights Australia Chief Executive Sheree Sullivan. “Our internal routine microbial testing found low levels of E.coli in some of our white mould 200g cheeses. Testing indicates it is not dangerous but, regardless, the safety of our customers is number one and we have decided to voluntarily recall the products.”

“We are banding together as a team to respond quickly and resolve the issue, and words cannot truly describe how sorry we are for the disruption we’re causing our customers,” said Ms Sullivan. “We are also engaging the services of HACCP Australia, the leading independent food science organisation specialising in the HACCP Food Safety Methodology, to ensure our processes are best industry practice and our customers can retain total confidence in our products”

Further information about the recall and E.coli can be found at www.foodstandards.gov.au/recalls, Udder Delights Australia can be contacted on 08 8389 6009, or by email on sales@udderdelights.com.au

Media Inquiries can be directed to Sheree Sullivan, Chief Executive, who can be contacted on 0412 650 594, or by email sheree@udderdelights.com.au