Malta’s health authorities have issued a warning over the consumption of Primula spread cheese due to it being potentially contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.
“Clostridium botulinum is a bacterium which produces a dangerous toxin under certain conditions. This toxin can be lethal if consumed in certain amounts and not diagnosed and treated within sufficient time. Foodborne botulism can be the result of improperly processed foods,” the health department said today.
“Botulism can result in food that has not been processed well.”
The cheese spread comes in various flavours, including Original, Light and Jalapeno.
The public is being urged to avoid this food and to contact health authorities if they have consumed it.