The Golden Cross Cheese Company has recalled a batch of Flower Marie Unpasteurised Soft Mould Ripened Cheese due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled cheese is sold in 200g and 600g packages and carries a "use by" date of 18 April 2008.
Listeria monocytogenes causes a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from mild gastroenteritis to severe illness – even death. Pregnant women who are infected with L. monocytogenes are at increased risk of miscarriage. The elderly, the very young, and immunocompromised individuals are especially susceptible to severe illness resulting from L. monocytogenes infections.