Posted: 18/01/2017

Errington makes push to get its cheeses back on sale

dunsyre blue wrappingScotland’s Errington Cheese is pushing authorities to lift a ban on the sale of its cheeses amid allegations that E-coli was present in its Dunsyre Blue.

The cheese producer intends to put two of its sheep’s milk cheeses, Corra Linn and Lanark Blue, back on sale but can only do so with the consent of the local council. Errington has written to South Lanark Council and is currently awaiting a response.

The Scottish cheesemaker is also involved in a new body being set up to help support and protect small businesses against unreasonable actions from food and public health authorities.

The Committee for the Defence of Artisan Foods officially launches next month and has already gained membership from a large collection of food professionals including Errington’s founder, Humphrey Errington, food journalists Joanna Blythman and Alex Renton, Slow Food’s Caroline Rye and The Edinburgh Food Studio’s Ben Reade.

The meeting will take place at 7pm on Thursday 2nd February 2017 in The Sanctuary at Augustine United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.

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