22 May 1998
Government bans E coli cheeses

THE Government banned all cheeses made by Duckett & Co, in Wedmore, Somerset, from being distributed or sold because of links with E coli.

The emergency control order was signed after a 12-year-old boy was treated in hospital for an illness caused by the bacteria after eating a suspect Caerphilly-type bacteria.

Sedgemoor District Council found other cheeses produced by the company also contained the bug.

  • Cheese linked with E coli is banned, FWi, yesterday (21 May) &#182— Click here
  • The Scotsman 22/05/98 page 2
  • The Guardian 22/05/98 page 12