Cheeses Recalled Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Customers to return for full refund

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A variety of Washed Rind cheeses are the latest food to be caught up in a potential Listeria outbreak.

Six brands made in France are being recalled from IGA Foodlands and independent retailers in NSW, Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

It relates to those with best before dates between April 8 and 22.

Affected brands include Saint SimeonBrie de NangisLe Vignelait Brillat SavarinCoulommiers Truffe, Brie de Brie Pasteurise and Le Coulommiers.

The New South Wales Food Authority have advised customers to return them for a full refund.Washed Rind Pty Ltd has recalled a variety of cheeses made in France from IGA and Supa IGA in NSW, independent retailers in QLD and ACT, Foodworks and independent retailers in VIC, Foodlands IGA and independent retailers in SA and IGA, Supa IGA and independent retailers in WA due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination," the statement said.

"Consumers should not eat this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

"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."

It follows the recent Listeria contamination in rockmelon which killed 6 people in New South Wales and Victoria.

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