The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (Afsca) indicated on Monday that it was recalling several products manufactured by the Milcobel cheese dairy in Moorslede, in the province of West Flanders, after the discovery of the Listeria bacterium in a salt brine bath. ‘plant.
“During its investigation, the Afsca found problems in Milcobel’s production and demanded that the company provide complete and precise information to consumers about products that may present a risk.“, explains the agency.
Afsca asks distribution companies to remove the cheeses concerned from their shelves as quickly as possible. Afsca calls for not consuming these products and returning them to the point of sale.
Until Milcobel takes the necessary measures to resolve this contamination, no production takes place and the stored products cannot be delivered. The Afsca says it is closely monitoring all the measures taken by the company to produce again under safe conditions.
So far, the Afsca has no indications that consumers have been ill following contamination with Listeria caused by Milcobel products.
Listeriosis can be dangerous for young children, pregnant women, people with low immunity and the elderly. Its possible symptoms are: nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, headache and permanent fever.
Anyone wishing to obtain additional information can contact Milcobel’s quality department via the telephone number +32 50 65 59 03. All recalled products can be viewed on the company’s website.