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Recall of Tesco Finest Taleggio PDO Italian Cheese Due to the Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Alert Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2021.05
Product Identification: Tesco Finest Taleggio PDO Italian Cheese; pack size: 200 g
Batch Code Use-by date: 25.01.2021
Country Of Origin: Italy

Category 1 Food Alert for Action: Tesco recalls its Tesco Finest Taleggio PDO Italian Cheese due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.


Tesco Ireland is recalling Tesco Finest Taleggio PDO Italian Cheese with the use by date of 25th January 2021, due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in all Tesco stores.

Nature Of Danger:

Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.  In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications. Some people are more vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections, including pregnant women, babies, and people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly.  The incubation period (time between initial infection and first symptoms appearing) is on average 3 weeks but can range between 3 and 70 days.

Action Required:


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.