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Gort’s Reboots Cheese Sales After E. Coli Outbreak Kills One, Sickens 25

Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, has been given the green light to sell its products again a month after its unpasteurized cheeses were linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 and recalled.

There were 25 people sickened in the outbreak, and one elderly woman died from the infection.

The company was able to keep its pasteurized cheese inventory but destroyed all of its summer raw milk cheese. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports that the B.C. Center for Disease Control had prohibited Gort’s Gouda from selling or supplying any cheese products since September.

statement on the company’s website says that their support team and government authorities have “thoroughly gone through our entire facility to possibly identify and rectify any issues we may have had.” In addition, they report that no E. coli was found in their plant, but a few samples did test positive for the pathogen.

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