Highland Council’s Environmental Health Service have been contacting food businesses, retailers, suppliers and hoteliers across the region following the Food Standards Scotland ban of cheese made by Errington Cheese Ltd, which has been linked to an E.coli 0157 outbreak in which a three year old child died.
The recent cheese ban relates to Dunsyre Blue, Dunsyre Baby, Lanark Blue, Lanark White, Maisies Kebbuck, Cora Linn and Sir Lancelot.
Businesses are advised to notify the Environmental Health Service if they have any of these cheeses and consumers are advised not to eat the cheese and to return the product to where they purchased them.
Symptoms caused by E.coli 0157 include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea and urinary and more serious kidney complications.
Further information about the cheese restriction can be found at the Food Standards Scotland website or you can telephone Environmental Health on 01349 886606.