Neal’s Yard Creamery has recalled its ‘Hay on Wye’ unpasturised goat’s cheese due to high levels of listeria being found in the product
The manufacturer has identified 80g packs of the product made on 18 May 2016 and with a ‘Best before date’ of 20 June 2016 as being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Symptoms caused by the organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing 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.
No other Neal's Yard Creamery products are known to be affected.
A statement from the company read: “If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.”