Recall of unpasteurised cheese in Victoria

Posted by Nicole Eckersley on 10th August 2010

A recall has been issued on Cottage Cheese Farm cheeses in Victoria due to inadequate pasteurisation of milk used in manufacturing.

The recall applies to the following products, in all sizes:

Shredded Mozzarella (bags) – All Use By dates from 31 May 10 to 01 Sep 10
Mozzarella (blocks or logs) – All Use By dates from 31 May 10 to 01 Sep 10
Grated Parmagiano   (bags) РAll Use By dates from 31 May 10 to 01 Sep 10
Shredded Parmagiano (bags) – All Use By dates from 31 May 10 to 01 Sep 10
Bocconcini (tub or pail) – All Use By dates from 29 May 10 to 30 Aug 10
Cherry Bocconcini (tub or pail) – All Use By dates from 29 May 10 to 30 Aug 10
Fior Di Latte (tub) – All Use By dates from 29 May 10 to 30 Aug 10
Pecorino Romano (3kg Wheels) – All Dates of Manufacture from 01 May 10 to 02 Aug 10
Full Cream Fetta (pails) – All Dates of Manufacture from 01 May 10 to 02 Aug 10
Goats Fetta (pails) – All Dates of Manufacture from 01 May 10 to 02 Aug 10
Haloumi (pails and glass jars) – All Dates of Manufacture from 01 May 10 to 02 Aug 10
Caprino (bags) – All Dates of Manufacture from 01 May 10 to 02 Aug 10
Casa Cavalla (Bag) – All Dates of Manufacture from 01 May 10 to 02 Aug 10

FSANZ has issued advice that unpasteurised milk may cause illness in pregnant women, the very young, the elderly and people with low immune systems. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice, and consumers should not eat this product.

Cottage Cheese Farms issued the following statement:

Cottage Cheese Farm is greatly concerned at any risk to its customers. This recall is being undertaken to ensure the safety of our customers as an ongoing commitment to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and product quality at all times.