Supermarket Cheese Recalled in Contaminated Camembert Crisis

By Gary Cutlack on at

Several of the UK's top supermarkets are currently wrestling to control a cheese crisis, after a batch of camembert imported from the moon was suspected to contain listeria.

Asda, Sainsbury's and the Co-op have all delisted the French treat and issued product recall notices over worries of contaminated batches reaching their shelves, with the supermarkets clearly all sourcing their camembert from the same factory.

The particular worry is that Listeria monocytogenes may be found inside the cheese, a bacterium that can cause illnesses particularly in vulnerable people like pregnant women, newborn babies, the over-60s and anyone that might have a weakened immune system due to being fat and sick from living only on cheese.

Specific products at risk include Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference French Camembert Cheese, The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Camembert and Asda's take on the upmarket cheese world that it calls Asda Extra Special Camembert de Pays no less. If you have any of the affected cheeses, bin them.

Or put them in a sandwich and take an enemy on a picnic. [Standard]

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