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Dairy Crest food poisoning claims possible

A national food and drinks company, Dairy Crest, could be facing some food poisoning claims since a batch its strawberry Frijj milkshake is believed to contain traces of listeria monocytogenes.

The firm has recalled all of the bottles of the strawberry shake which have a sell-by date of April the 5th 2011, and is advising all customers who have bought the drink to contact the company for a refund.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has also recommended that families avoid the potentially contaminated milkshake. Listeria monocytogenes can live and multiply in chilled food and can cause fever, stomach upsets, vomiting, and has even been linked to miscarriages.

The bug was discovered in a factory in Gloucestershire during a routine health and safety examination.

The Dairy Crest's Liquids Business Managing Director, stated, "We are very sorry to inconvenience Frijj drinkers who have bought this product."

Although the company has recalled the merchandise, warned customers, and offered refunds, there is still a possibility that individuals who fall ill after drinking the milkshake may decide to make food poisoning claims for compensation.


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