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E-coli found in French goat cheese
Luxembourg

E-coli found in French goat cheese

17.07.2014 From our online archive
The Luxembourg Health Ministry has warned that Escherichia coli O26 H11 pathogens have been found in different batches of “Crottin de Chavignol” goat cheese, also sold in the Grand Duchy.

(CS) The Luxembourg Health Ministry has warned that Escherichia coli O26 H11 pathogens have been found in different batches of “Crottin de Chavignol” goat cheese, also sold in the Grand Duchy.

The cheese originates from the H. Triballat creamery in France, sold with the identification number FR 18.194.050 CE.

An alert was sent out through the EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed. Products distributed across Europe are affected.

Supermarkets in Luxembourg selling the product have been informed and have pulled the cheese from their shelves, but customers are warned to be cautious and to check the label of products already bought.

The following cheeses are at risk of being contaminated and customers are urged not to eat them but return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

E-coli O16 H11 can cause serious food poisoning, with symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea, as well as the possibility of fever, usually appearing within the week after consuming a contaminated food product.

Risk is especially high for children, where e-coli can cause kidney failure.

Consumers presenting symptoms of food poisoning should immediately contact a doctor.