Listeria fears as cheese is recalled

A blue cheese blamed for causing a fatal outbreak of food poisoning in Scotland last year has been recalled amid listeria fears.

Dunsyre Blue, a pasteurised cheese made by Humphrey Errington, a Lanarkshire-based cheesemaker, has been pulled from shelves after tests detected listeria monocytogenes, which in rare cases can cause serious complications such as meningitis.

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) said consumers who have bought the cheese should not eat it.

A voluntary recall by Errington Cheese Ltd was made after routine testing identified listeria monocytogenes in a sample of pasteurised Dunsyre Blue.

The bacteria can cause flu-like symptoms such as high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, sickness and diarrhoea.

Those over 65, pregnant women and their unborn babies, infants younger than one month old…