Credit: ALVA

The Luxembourg Veterinary and Food Administration (ALVA) has announced the recall of an uncooked firm cheese product over the presence of Escherichia coli (E coli) bacteria.

The following product has been recalled from Auchan supermarkets in Luxembourg:

- uncooked firm cheese Cantal Entre-Deux AOP (250 g) from the Auchan brand, with the expiry date 24/07/2024 and sold between 7 June and 4 July 2024.

The food safety authority noted that an E coli O26: H11 infection can cause haemorrhagic gastroenteritis, possibly accompanied by fever, in the week following consumption. This can be followed by severe renal complications in young children. Anyone having consumed these products and displaying related symptoms is advised to inform and consult their GP.