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Popular Aussie Cheeses Recalled Over Potential E.Coli Contamination

Almost a dozen different cheese products are being recalled from several major supermarkets across the country because of a fear of E.coli contamination.

South Australian cheesemakers Udder Delights said it was voluntarily recalling eleven of its white mould cheese products as a "precautionary measure" after a routine microbial test found low-levels of E.coli.

The products include a range of 200g packages of brie and camembert which are sold in silver foil and white wraps.

Cheese marked with best before dates from January 29 2020 to February 5 2020 are all potentially at risk and should not be consumed.

The recalled cheeses. Photo: Food Standards Australia New Zealand

The Food Authority of NSW has urged customers to return the products to their place of purchase for a full refund.

The popular cheese is sold across the country including in NSW where it is sold at Coles, Woolworths and independent retail stores.

In Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia the products can be found in Coles supermarkets and independent retail stores.

The products are also found in independent retail stores in Tasmania.

Udder Delights CEO Sheree Sullivan said there was no evidence that the form of e.coli present in the cheese was dangerous but the product was being recalled as a precaution for customer safety.

"It is with a very heavy heart that Udder Delights is doing its first voluntary recall since we began 20 years ago,” Sullivan said.

“We are banding together as a team to respond quickly and resolve the issue, and words cannot truly describe how sorry we are for the disruption we’re causing our customers."

E.coli can cause a number of illnesses if consumed with symptoms ranging from diarrhoea, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.

A full list of the products being recalled can be found here:

  1. Udder Delights Brie, 200g
  2. Udder Delights Camembert, 200g
  3. Udder Delights Double Cream Brie, 200g
  4. Cremeux Provincial Cheese Brie, 200g
  5. Udder Delights Ash Brie, 200g
  6. Cremeux Provincial Cheese Camembert, 200g
  7. Cremeux Provincial Cheese Double Brie, 200g
  8. Divine Dairy Organic Brie, 200g
  9. Divine Dairy Organic Double Cream Brie, 200g
  10. Eureka Camembert, 200g
  11. Shale Point Double Cream Camembert, 200g