ANOTHER batch of artisan cheese has been recalled due to possible contamination with listeria.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) have issued an urgent warning about Pennard Red Goats Cheese, made by the Somerset Cheese Company.

The recall was issued after a Brit died from listeria in an outbreak linked to contaminated cheese.

The cheese is described as having a sweet and nutty taste and is sold as 2kg wheels that may be cut down to order, with 250g priced at £6.50.

The recall is for the wheel and any cut pieces with the best before date of April 28, 2023.

The cheese is sometimes served sliced from a deli counter.

Those who have purchased the cheese have been urged not to eat it and to contact their retailer.

Chard & Ilminster News: Pennard Red Goats Cheese from Somerset Cheese CompanyPennard Red Goats Cheese from Somerset Cheese Company (Image: Somerset Cheese Company)

They should also thoroughly clean any surfaces they may have touched to prevent cross-contamination of other foods.

Listeria poses a particular threat to the elderly, pregnant women, and babies.

Symptoms of listeriosis can include fever, aches and pains, chills, nausea, sickness, and diarrhea.

Mild symptoms of listeriosis include vomiting and diarrhea.

Complications can be more serious in those with weakened immune systems, babies, the elderly, and pregnant women.

The recall is a necessary precaution to prevent further cases of listeria.

The cheese has been described as full-flavoured and is a popular choice among cheese lovers.

However, the risk of contamination is real, and it is important for consumers to be vigilant.

The FSA and UKHSA are working hard to ensure the safety of the public and are urging anyone who believes they may have purchased the affected cheese to take action immediately.