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Primula Ltd have recalled all of it's Primula cheese range over fears it may contain bacteria that could cause paralysis.

primulaThe cheese, sold in squeezy tubes, may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. If ingested, the bacteria can cause a serious form of food poisoning called Botulism.

While rare - the illness can be life threatening - with the NHS saying toxins from the bacteria are some of the most powerful known to science. Early signs of the poisoning include vomiting, diarrhoea and cramps and severe nausea. Other symptoms include drooping eyelids, difficulty swallowing and slurred speech

Primula Ltd say this is due to a production fault and that they have taken the precautionary step of recalling all products because one product might contain Clostridium botulinum.

This is an update on the previous Product Recall Information Notice issued on 16 June 2020 which related to all ‘Best before’ dates of the affected Primula products.
Specific ‘Best before’ dates for the products listed below have been updated.

The tubes of cheese are sold in most UK supermarkets including Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury's.

If you have bought a Primula product, do not consume it and instead contact the company for a refund.

You can contact Primula on 0800 716 551 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange to get your money back.


If you are returning to the place of purchase, you can also arrange a refund there.

Primula said: "During routine testing, one of Primula’s products was found to contain a source of Clostridium botulinum.