“FASFC expects Milcobel to identify all affected products as soon as possible and continue to inform consumers. FASFC will ensure that the company fulfills its responsibilities to protect and inform consumers,” she said Monday evening. The food agency is also calling on retail businesses to remove infected cheeses from shelves as quickly as possible.
This relates to, among other things, 200 grams of the “Bruges sandwich” distributed by Colruyt and Makro, a number of Latteria cheese brand products exported with an expiration date on April 27 and two other products sold by other companies under their name.
“Milcobel takes food safety seriously and always acts quickly and decisively to rule out any risk to the consumer. Milcobel decided this recall as a final precaution in consultation with the FASFC. In this way we ensure the reliability and quality of our products and Milcobel products as an organization,” says Milcobel CEO, Nils Van Dam , in a press release.
Last week, bacteria were discovered in one of Millkobel’s saltwater pools. At first, it was believed that no contaminated products left the factory, but now additional measures are being taken for safety. Meanwhile, analyzes of products that were not in the contaminated saltwater bath are still ongoing. In anticipation of the results of these additional tests, Milcobel is asking its customers not to provide a portion of products from the Moorslede factory to the consumer for the next 72 hours.