A popular cheese sold at Woolworths has been urgently recalled over fears it could be contaminated with listeria bacteria.
Snowbrand Australia, which trades as Unicorn Cheese, has recalled two versions of its 125g camembert cheese.
Shoppers have been warned not to consume Unicorn Classic Camembert and Community Co French Style Camembert.
The products are feared to be potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
The 125g wheels of Unicorn classic camembert and Community Co French style camembert sold at Woollies in four states have been urgently recalls over possible listeria contamination
Snowbrand trading as Unicorn Cheese issued the joint recall with Food Standards Australia. Pictured: one of the two brands urgently recalled
The pathogenic bacteria causes the infection listeriosis which can kill vulnerable people.
Listerosis can affect pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems.
An estimated 20 to 30 per cent of foodborne listeriosis infections in high-risk people may be fatal.
NSW has recorded 25 cases of listeria this year and there have been multiple smaller outbreaks in other states.
‘Five cases of listeriosis have been reported in Victorian residents this August, the highest monthly total since 2018,’ Victoria’s Department of Health said in a statement on September 19.
The bacteria thrives in cold environments and can survive in the fridge.
Anyone who bought Community Co French style camembert (pictured) should throw it in the bin or return it to the store they bought it for a full refund
The recalled cheese were also sold at IGA in Victoria and Queensland
The cheese were sold at Woolworths in NSW, Victoria, SA and Tasmania and at IGA in Victoria and Queensland.
It was also sold at several smaller independent retailers including Our United Food Co in Queensland, and Natures Best, V&C Food Distributors and Bills Cheese and Yoghurts in NSW.
The affected batch was 123123E, with a best before date of November 8, 2023.
Food Standards Australia said anyone concerned about their health should seek medical help.
‘The recall is due to potential microbial (Listeria monocytogenes) contamination,’ FSA said in a statement.
‘Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.’
It was also sold at several smaller independent retailers including Our United Food Co in Queensland, and Natures Best (pictured), V&C Food Distributors and Bills Cheese and Yoghurts in NSW.
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