1 Death, 13 Illnesses After E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Cheese

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‍At least three French retailers have had to issue recalls in the last four years

A total of fourteen E. coli infections - all in children under the age of five - have been linked to cheese consumption in France this spring, one of which resulted in kidney failure, and death.


Cheese producer Fromagerie Chabert has recalled products Reblochons and Le Tartiflard, after seven cases were linked to the company's products.

The cheeses have now been pulled from the shelves at Lidl, Leclerc and Auchan stores.

The French Ministry of Agriculture has indicated that the E. coli is appearing in cheese products manufactured from 'Nos regions ont du talent' branded milk.

Wholefoods Product Recall
A recall has also been issued at Canadian Wholefoods stores (Photo: Facebook)


This is by no means the first time E. coli has been linked to cheese in France. 

Not only has the connection been studied by established microbiologists, but additional recalls include that of La Fromagerie Hamel products in 2014, and Roquefort products in 2015.

This year, a recall and warning has also been issued in Canada, where Wholefoods stores stock Reblochons cheese.

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