Lytham St Anne’s News readers should be aware that Primula Ltd is recalling their Primula Cheese tubes because the product might be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum due to a production fault.

The company has taken the precautionary step of recalling all products because one product might contain Clostridium botulinum. This can cause a serious form of food poisoning called Botulism. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea and cramps and severe nausea, drooping eyelids, difficulty swallowing and slurred speech.

These are the recalled product details:

Primula Cheese tubes, 150g, all flavours with best before dates 25.12.20 to 28.01.21

Primula Cheese tubes, 150g, all flavours with best before dates 30.10.20 to 10.12.20

Due to the recall, Primula Cheese tubes are currently missing from supermarket shelves. The company says, ‘We’re sorry for this but expect to be back in the next few weeks The safety and quality of our products, and wellbeing of our loyal consumers, are our priority and this is why we initiated a product recall, stopped all production and instructed retailers to remove tubes from their shelves.’

These are Primula’s answers to some questions that have already been asked:

I have been/am currently ill. What do I do?

If you have eaten cheese from a tube with an affected best before date and are unwell or are concerned about your symptoms, please contact your GP or call 111 straight away.


What are the symptoms I need to look out for?

One of our tubes was found to contain a source of Clostridium botulinum. Initial symptoms can include feeling or being sick (vomiting), stomach cramps and diarrhoea or constipation. If you are unwell or concerned about your symptoms having consumed one of these products you should contact your GP or call 111 straight away.


What has happened?

During routine testing we found a source of Clostridium botulinum in one tube of our products following a production fault. This is why we have initiated a precautionary recall of all products manufactured over a wide period of time.


I’ve got a tube of cheese with an affected best before date. What do I do?

Don’t eat it. Take images of any tubes you have and their best before dates then throw the products away and contact us on  0800 716 551 (Open weekdays 8am-6pm)