Washed Rind cheese recalled amid listeria concerns

First it was rockmelons, and now certain cheese also needs to be tossed out of the fridge, amid fears it could contain Listeria.

The NSW Food Authority has issued a recall for a variety of cheese made in France and sold at stores across Australia.

Washed Rind Pty Ltd has put out the warning for its product (see full list below), which can be purchased at IGA and Supa IGA stores in NSW, independent retailers in Queensland and the ACT, Foodworks and independent retailers in VIC, Foodlands IGA and independent retailers in SA and IGA, Supa IGA and independent retailers in WA.


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According to the Food Authority website, there could be “potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination”.

“Consumers should not eat this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund,” the website states.

“Listeria monocytogenes may cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems.”

“If you are concerned about your health you should seek medical advice.”

The warning should be taken seriously, as five people have died from an outbreak of Listeria in rockmelons in the past month.

If these products are in your fridge, do not consume them, take them back for a full refund:

  • Saint Simeon 200g, Plastic container, Best before 08-04-2018
  • Brie de Nangis 1kg, Wrapped in cheesepaper/plastic and set in ½ wooden box, Best before 08-04-2018
  • Le Vignelait Brillat Savarin 500g, Plastic container, Best before 8-04-2018
  • Coulommiers Truffe 800g, Wrapped in cheesepaper/plastic and set in ½ wooden box, Best before 08-04-2018 and 22-04-2018
  • Le Coulommiers 500g, Wrapped in cheesepaper/plastic and set in ½ wooden box, Best before 08-04-2018 and 22-04-2018
  • Brie de Brie Pasteurise 2.8kg, Wrapped in cheesepaper/plastic and set in ½ wooden box, Best before 08-04-2018 and 22-04-2018

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