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Listeria is the latest pathogen to rock Scotland’s Errington Cheese

Two days before Christmas, Scotland’s troubled Errington Cheese Ltd. recalled all batches, all sizes, and all date codes of its Dunsyre Blue cheese because the product contains Listeria monocytogenes. The recall notice puts Errington’s Dunsyre Blue back in the news just two months after the Crown decided not to prosecute the company for the product…. Continue Reading

Crown won’t prosecute Errington Cheese for 3 year old’s death

Based on the existing evidence, the Crown Office announced Monday it would not prosecute Scotland’s Errington Cheese Ltd. or its owners for the death of a 3-year old girl in September 2016. A criminal prosecution is still possible if new evidence becomes available and the authorities may conduct a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI). The death came… Continue Reading

Food Standards Scotland declares E. coli outbreak officially over

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has issued a statement on its involvement with a multi-agency Incident Management Team (IMT), chaired by Health Protection Scotland, which had been investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 in Scotland. FSS announced that the team “has stood down” as of Sept. 5, when it declared the outbreak over, and that FSS… Continue Reading

Scottish child dead; controversy plagues E. coli investigation

The events that led to the death of a Scottish child, who was among 20 people infected with E. coli O157 (VTEC), began with the July 29 “precautionary recall” of two batches of Dunsyre Blue cheese suspected of containing the pathogen. Recalled were the “C22” batch with best-before dates of July 19-26 and the “D14”… Continue Reading