E. coli O26 found in French cheese Roquefort

Escherichia coli O26 has been discovered in Roquefort cheese, reports the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), based on information received from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).

Roquefort_cheeseThe Roquefort is a raw milk cheese with barcode EE1632, identification FR 120203 022CE. It was sold in supermarkets in 100gm units with the expiration date May 8th, 2015. It has been advised not to consume the cheese and if already purchased, consumers need to throw it away immediately.

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