A Lancashire cheesemaker has provided an update after several of its products were recalled due to an E.coli breakout last year.

Mrs Kirkham’s, near Longridge, has told customers that after “comprehensive testing” no evidence of the outbreak has been found in their products, but they are still doing a precautionary recall.

The list of affected cheeses is:

  • Mrs Kirkham’s Mild and Creamy Lancashire
  • Mrs Kirkham’s Tasty Lancashire
  • Mrs Kirkham’s Mature Lancashire
  • Mrs Kirkham’s Smoked Lancashire
  • No 1 Waitrose and Partners, Farmhouse Kirkham’s Lancashire cheese

The company says all their cheese was subject to a precautionary recall as of December 24.

They now add: “To encompass any cheeses that may have inadvertently been placed on the market by any party since that date, any retail-format or cut-to-order pieces of cheese purchased prior to February 5 should be disposed of.

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“Retail formats of this product include cut-to-order and wrapped in plain waxed paper from a deli counter or prepacked pieces of cheese purchased from a supermarket or grocery store.

“If you have bought the product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store where it was bought for a full refund.

“We would like as a family to thank you for your continued and unwavering support throughout this incident. We really do appreciate it.”

The Food Standards Agency said point of sale notices will be displayed where the products were sold explaining to customers why the products are being recalled and telling them what to do if they have bought the products.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said 30 confirmed cases of Shiga toxin-producing E.coli (Stec) had been recorded across England and Scotland since late July in people aged seven to 81.

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The UKHSA said last year that investigations were continuing into any common links between cases, including links to the recalled Mrs Kirkham's cheeses.

It said at the time: “One death has been associated with this outbreak.

“Epidemiological and food chain investigations have identified links between some of the identified cases and a number of unpasteurised cheeses produced by a business in England.”