Tesco issues urgent recall on cheese amid Listeria contamination fears



Article By: SOPHIE HARRIS

TESCO is recalling one of its cheeses because it contains Listeria monocytogenes and the warning was issued by the Food Standards Agency.



The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has shared the details on the food item which is being recalled.

It states: “Tesco is recalling Tesco Finest Taleggio 200g because it contains Listeria monocytogenes.”

The use by date which customers need to check for is January 25, 2021.

All batch codes are affected and consumers are being warned not to eat this product.

Some people are extremely vulnerable to Listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies as well as babies less than one month old.

People with weakened immune systems are also more at risk of the infection.

The FSA added: “Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.”

What should customers do if they have this item in their fridge?

Some people are extremely vulnerable to Listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies as well as babies less than one month old.

People with weakened immune systems are also more at risk of the infection.

The FSA added: “Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.”

What should customers do if they have this item in their fridge?

“However, fish sauce is not labelled as an ingredient on tesco.com.

“As a result, this product is temporarily unavailable.

“All products purchased in-store have the correct labelling, so this issue only affects tesco.com.”

Tesco are working with their supplier to understand which batch was last affected and once this is established, the product will be available to purchase online again.

What should customers do if they have this product?

The supermarket advises those who don’t eat fish to check the ingredients listed on the packaging.

“These are correct and will list fish sauce, if it is present,” Tesco said.

Food recalls from other retailers are also in place.

Sainsbury’s is recalling its Plant Pioneers 6 Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs because they may contain pieces of metal.

The presence of metal makes this product unsafe to eat and while the use by date affected is between January 6 and January 7, customers should check if they have this product in their freezer.

No other products from the brand are affected.



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