Second supermarket recalls cheese over fears it could cause meningitis

Customers have been urged to return the product to stores for a full refund following the discovery of Listeria monocytogenes.

Asda recalls Extra Special Taleggio cheese over Listeria bacteria fears which could cause meningitis AColdSnowStorm

A second supermarket has recalled a cheese product contaminated with bacteria that could cause meningitis.

Supermarket giant Asda issued an urgent “do not eat” warning on Asda Extra Special Taleggio via the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Customers who purchased the 200g product with the best before date of April 14 have been urged “not to eat” it and return the product to the store it was purchased from for a full refund.

Asda recalled the product due to the presence of a pathogenic bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes.

The warning comes just one week after Morrisons recalled their own brand version of the same product over fears of Listeria contamination.

Asda issued an urgent 'do not eat' warning on ASDA Extra Special Taleggio.Supplied

Symptoms after coming into contact with the bacteria can include high temperature, muscle aches or pains, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea – similar to flu.

The infection can be more severe and in rare cases can cause serious complications such as meningitis.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

The FSA notice read: “Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product.

“These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.”

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