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Updated: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:01:42 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

E. coli-tainted cheese confirmed as cause of B.C. death



Gort's Gouda has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli in B.C. and Alberta. Gort's Gouda Farm Cheese

Gort's Gouda has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli in B.C. and Alberta. Gort's Gouda Farm Cheese

E. coli infection was the primary cause of death for a person who became ill after eating Gort's Gouda cheese from a farm in Salmon Arm, B.C. health authorities have confirmed.

The Public Health Agency of Canada also confirmed on Thursday that a total of three other people in B.C. and eight in Alberta became sick after eating cheese from the family-run operation.

Health officials said that, aside from the fatality, all suspected cases have recovered or are recovering.

The agency has identified and recalled 14 different cheese products made by the farm and sold between May and September.

- Read more about the recalled products here

Symptoms can appear between two and 10 days, and if anyone who consumed the products feels sick they should see a doctor immediately, health officials said.

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