Food Safety Recall: Corleggy Cavanbert & Drumlin Cheeses

Food Safety Recall: Corleggy Cavanbert & Drumlin Cheeses

Corleggy Cheeses

Food Safety Recall: Corleggy Cheeses


Corleggy Cheeses

Corleggy Cavanbert & Drumlin Cheeses

Corleggy Cheese is recalling two of their cheeses, as the milk for those of these two cheeses comes from a herd infected with Mycobacterium bovis, which could be passed on to humans.

Mycobacterium bovis

Mycobacterium bovis is a bacterium that causes tuberculosis in cattle - also known as bovine TB. This bacterium is very closely related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes tuberculosis in humans.

Because Mycobacterium bovis can 'jump' the species barrier, it could cause tuberculosis in humans and other mammals. Though this is rare, the very young or people with weak immune systems are possibly more vulnerable to infection.

To avoid this happening due to these two cheeses, they are being recalled. If you have any, do not eat it but return it to Corleggy Cheese or the retailer who sold you this cheeses.

If you want to know more about Mycobacterium bovis and what it can do to humans, the CDC (the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) has a clear factsheet here.

The Exact Recall Information on these Corleggy Cheeses

Product

Pack Size

Best Before

Bacterium

Cavanbert Cheese

All pack sizes

All best before dates up to 14/02/19

Mycobacterium bovis

Drumlin Cheese

All pack sizes

All best before dates up to 13/03/19

Mycobacterium bovis

To read the Food Standards Agency's recall notice, click here. Corleggy Cheeses' recall on the FSA website is limited to just images and no text.

We could not find any information on the recall on their own website,