Errington Cheese Company Instigates a Precautionary Recall of 2 Batches of Dunsyre Blue Cheese as it May Contain E. coli O157

29 July 2016

Errington Cheese Company has instigated a precautionary recall on two batches Dunsyre Blue cheese because they may contain E.coli O157 (VTEC). This type of bacteria can cause food poisoning.  If you have bought this product, do not eat it.


Risk: Errington Cheese Company has instigated a precautionary recall of their Dunsyre Blue Cheese because it may contain E.coli O157 (VTEC), a type of bacteria that is potentially harmful to health.


Product details:

Product: Dunsyre Blue Cheese

Brand Name: Dunsyre Blue Cheese

Pack size: All Sizes

Batch Numbers: C22 & D14

‘Best Before’ dates:

  • C22 – 19th July 2016 to 26th July 2016

  • D14 – 7th August 2016to 15th August 2016


No other products manufactured by Errington Cheese are known to be affected.


Action taken by the company:  

Errington Cheese Company has instigated a precautionary recall for the above products.  Point-of-sale recall notices are also being displayed. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what actions to take if they have bought the product. Please note that this is an updated notice as a result of further information being provided by the food business operator.


Advice to consumers

Distribution of this product is mainly sold to hotels, restaurants and delicatessens, with no distribution to supermarkets. However, if you have purchased this product with the batch numbers above, do not eat it. Instead, return it to either Errington Cheese or the store from where it was purchased.



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