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Recall of all Primula Cheese Spreads in Tubes due to Clostridium botulinum

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Alert Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2020.33
Product Identification: Primula Cheese ’n’ Prawns (chilled); pack size: 150g;Primula Cheese ‘n’ Ham (chilled); pack size: 150g;Primula Original Cheese (chilled); pack size: 150g;Primula Cheese ‘n’ Chives (chilled); pack size: 150g;Primula Light Cheese (chilled); pack size: 150g;Primula Smoky Cheese ‘n’ Paprika (chilled); pack size: 150g;Primula Spicy Cheese ‘n’ Jalapeno (chilled); pack size 150g;Primula Easy Squeezy! Original Cheese (ambient); pack size: 100g;Primula Easy Squeezy! Cheese with Chive (ambient); pack size: 100g;Primula Easy Squeezy! Cheese with Ham (ambient); pack size: 100g.
Batch Code Update 1, 19.06.2020: Please refer to the table below for details of the implicated best before dates for each product.
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom

Category 1 Food Alert for Action: Primula Ltd. is recalling all Primula Cheese Spreads in tubes due to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.


Primula Ltd. (UK) is recalling the above Primula Cheese Spreads in tubes as manufacturing controls that could potentially affect the safety of these products could not be demonstrated satisfactorily by the company.  A recall from consumers is being carried out as a precautionary measure because one product might contain Clostridium botulinum. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated products.

Nature Of Danger:

The issue relates to controlling factors to prevent the growth of and toxin production by Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin may cause a rare but serious form of food poisoning that can cause paralysis and can be fatal.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated products from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected products were sold. Wholesalers/distributors are requested to contact their affected customers to advise them to recall the implicated products and provide a point-of-sale notice to their retailer customers. 


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated products.

Table for cheese spread recall
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