Vancouver Island made cheese recalled because of E. coli

People are being told to check their fridge for Qualicum Spice cheese from Little Qualicum Cheeseworks.

The Vancouver Island made cheese is being recalled because it contains E. coli. Any of the Qualicum Spice Cheese with a best before date up to April 24th, 2019 is affected and should be tossed or returned.

Marsha Taylor with the BC Centre for Disease Control says they identified a cluster of cases of people who became ill.

Read more: BCCDC information on E. coli infection

“We were able to go back and ask them questions and we were able to identify that a number of them had been reporting Little Qualicum Cheese – and with some specificity this Qualicum Spice cheese,” said Taylor

Taylor says so far no one has become seriously ill but E. coli can lead to hospitalization. She is advising people not to take any chances and risk attracting the virus.

Watch here: Polonia Sausage House products recalled due to possible bacterial contamination

Earlier in November, E. coli led to the recall of a sausage made by a Metro Vancouver company and in August it led to the temporary closure of a number of Metro Vancouver beaches.



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