E.coli outbreak linked to Salmon Arm cheese farm

Four people have become ill after consuming Gort's Gouda Cheese, another four cases under investigation including one death

An E.coli outbreak, believed to be caused from cheese sold from a Salmon Arm farm, has prompted a warning to consumers.

A public alert has been issued by the BC Centre for Disease Control and Interior Health to avoid consuming cheese products from Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm of Salmon Arm.

It has been confirmed that four people in B.C. have become ill after  consuming the cheese and another four cases are under investigation, including the death of a southern Interior resident.

“It was late last week that we started seeing the clustering of cases,” said Dr. Rob Parker, Medical Health Officer for Interior Health.

Anyone with Gort’s cheese products is advised to dispose of it immediately.

If you have eaten this cheese and feel well, there is no need to do anything further. If you ate this cheese within 10 days and have severe diarrhea or feel very sick, see your health care provider.

Gort’s has been advised, and agreed, to stop selling all cheeses.

An update on specific products is expected to be released by the CFIA.

 

 

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