Ashgrove Cheese recalls hard cheese products

ASHGROVE Cheese, at Elizabeth Town, have been forced to make a voluntary recall of several hard cheese products relating to bush pepper as a precautionary measure after routine testing found traces of Listeria monocytogenes.

The products affected are:

Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese - Wine Lovers, which is a selection of five cheeses in a box, 250 grams in weight and has a best before of 7/7/14 or 23/6/14;

Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese - Picnic Pack, which is a selection of three cheeses in a box, 150 weight in size and has a best before 23/6/14

Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese – Bush Pepper, which is a single cheese, 50 grams in weight and has a best before 30/6/14

Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese – Bush Pepper, which is a single cheese half wheel , 1.25 kilograms in weight and has a best before 17/3/14.

Emporium Selection Pepper Cheese (Aldi), which is a single cheese, 170 grams in weight and has a best before 14/7/14 and 3/8/14.

Genera manager Richard Bennett said Ashgrove was working with the relevant authorities, including the

Director of Public Health and Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

“The delivery of the highest quality products is our number one priority and we will keep our suppliers and customers regularly informed of any developments,” Mr Bennett said.

“At this stage we understand this is an isolated incident and none of our other products are affected.

“We apologise to our customers and the public for any inconvenience caused and we will continue

to issue regular updates.”

The business said on its Facebook page that it had not had any reported cases of illness at this stage and it wa sworking with the relevant authorities, including the Director of Public Health and Food Standards Australia New Zealand. 

It asked that If you have one of these products you can take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

If you are concerned about your health, please seek medical advice. 

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