Sainsbury’s recalls cheese due to presence of Listeria bacteria

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A supermarket chain has recalled a number of its Camembert products due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Sainsbury’s has taken steps to recall products containing Camembert with ‘use by’ dates up to and including 6 March 2016 after detecting low levels of the bacteria in some of its products.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause foodborne illness, with pregnant women, young children, those with weakened immune systems and anyone over 60 years old particularly at risk.

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference French Camembert Cheese 250g, Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Baking Camembert Cheese 250g and Sainsbury’s Camembert Pays 250g have all been affected by the recall.

Customers are advised not to consume the product. Instead, affected products should be returned to a Sainsbury’s store for a full refund.