Recall of Several Cahills Farm Cheese Products due to the Possible Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

Friday, 23 July 2021

Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:



Cahill’s Ireland Original Irish Porter; Cahill’s Ireland Original Irish Whiskey, Cahill’s Ireland Red Wine, Cahill’s Ireland Original Irish Cream Liqueur and Cahill’s Ireland Wild Blueberries & Vodka; pack size: all blocks, wheels and pieces

Batch Code:

21109 – 21141 inclusive

Country Of Origin:



As a precaution, Cahills Farm Cheese are recalling the above batches of its cheddar cheeses with Original Irish Porter, Original Irish Whiskey, Red Wine, Original Irish Cream Liqueur and Wild Blueberries & Vodka due to possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Nature Of Danger:

Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include mild flu-like symptoms, or gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.  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:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batches were sold. 

Wholesalers/distributors are requested to contact their affected customers, recall the affected batches and provide a point-of-sale recall notice to their retail customers. 

Caterers should not use the implicated batches.


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches.

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