'Do not eat': Morrisons extends recall of popular dairy product over risk of diarrhoea and being sick

'Do not eat': Morrisons extends recall of popular dairy product over risk of diarrhoea and being sick
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Solen Le Net

By Solen Le Net

Published: 04/04/2024

- 14:46

Updated: 04/04/2024

- 14:48

Shoppers are urged to check as a warning has been extended

Morrisons has extended the recall of its Taleggio cheese over fears it contains dangerous melanocytes that could cause illness.

Health Officials are warning the public not to eat the semi-soft Italian cheese because of possible contamination with listeria.

The supermarket’s notice, which was also published by the Food Standards Agency, concerns all Use By Codes of Morrisons’ Best Taleggio (200 grams).

Morrisons has urged all shoppers not to eat the product and return it to their nearest store for a full refund.

Morrisons supermarket and taleggio packaging

Morrisons is extending the recall of a popular cheese product


“No other products are affected by this issue,” the supermarket’s statement reads. “We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and assure customers of our continuing commitment to the highest standard of product quality and safety.”

Soft cheeses are among the foods most frequently recalled over fears of listeria contamination because they are often mould-ripened.

Not all people who ingest the organism get sick, with some cases presenting asymptomatically.

Individuals with compromised immune systems or with pre-existing health conditions can suffer grave complications if they ingest the organism, however.

A risk statement issued by the Food Standards Agency outlined what symptoms to expect in the event of listeriosis.

“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,” the health body said.

“However, in rare cases, the infections can be more severe, causing serious complications such as meningitis.

“Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.”

The Food Standards Association explains that when there is a problem with a good product, it is either “'withdrawn' (take off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).”

“The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food,” explained the association.


Morrisons shop front

Morrisons shoppers have been urged to return the dairy product


It comes as several batches of Magnum ice cream were recalled over fears some may contain pieces of metal, making them unsafe to eat.

Tesco and Marks & Spencer alerted their customers about the product recall days after Sainsbury's urged shoppers not to consume the batches concerned.

Sainsbury’s also has an ongoing recall for By Sainsbury’s Flake Almonds in 200-gram packs with a best-before date of February 2025.

The retailer stated: “As a precautionary measure, Sainsbury’s are recalling the above By Sainsbury’s Flaked Almonds 200g, as they may contain salmonella, that may cause illness if consumed."

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