Soft cheese associated with national Listeria outbreak in Australia

| January 25, 2013

Health officials in the Australian state of Victoria have announced that an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infection cross the country may be linked to soft cheeses produced by the Jindi Cheese Company.

The outbreak has affected at least 18 people in five states and two of those affected have died. The Jindi Cheese Company has initiated a voluntary recall of all cheeses manufactured up to 6 January, following an earlier recall of Brie and Camembert cheeses on 19 December.

The investigation into the outbreak has found that appropriate food safety and hygiene measures are now in place at the Jindi Cheese facility and a stricter testing regime has also been introduced.

Victoria Health report

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