Primula Ltd. (UK) is recalling several flavors and sizes of Primula Cheese Spreads in tubes as manufacturing controls that could potentially affect the safety of these products could not be demonstrated satisfactorily by the company. A recall from consumers is being carried out as a precautionary measure because one product might contain Clostridium botulinum.
Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated products.
The issue relates to controlling factors to prevent the growth of and toxin production by Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin may cause a rare but serious form of food poisoning that can cause paralysis and can be fatal.
Retailers are requested to remove the implicated products from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected products were sold.
Wholesalers/distributors are requested to contact their affected customers to advise them to recall the implicated products and provide a point-of-sale notice to their retailer customers.