Errington Cheese instigates precautionary recall of Dunsyre Blue Cheese batch E24 as it may contain shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

08 September 2016

Errington Cheese has instigated a precautionary recall of Dunsyre Blue cheese from a specific batch E24 because it may contain STEC.

Risk: The products listed below might be contaminated with STEC. Symptoms caused by this organism include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, and haemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can lead to kidney failure and can be fatal.

Product details:

Product:  Blue Cheese

Brand Names: Dunsyre Blue Cheese & Dunsyre Baby Cheese

Pack size: All Sizes

Batch Numbers: E24

Dunsyre Blue ‘Best Before’ Dates: Between 18/09/2016 to 18/10/2016

Dunsyre Baby Best Before Dates: Between 21/09/2016 to 11/10/2016


These products would have been purchased between 19th July 2016 and 8th September 2016


Action taken by the company:  

Errington Cheese Company has instigated a precautionary recall for the above product.  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.

Advice to consumers

This product is mainly supplied to hotels, restaurants, specialist cheese shops and delicatessens. If you have purchased this product with the batch number above or if you have purchased it from delicatessen and do not have batch information, do not eat it. Instead, return it to either Errington Cheese or the store from where it was purchased.

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