Halloumi cheese recalled after bacteria found

Zany Zeus Halloumi cheese.
Zany Zeus Halloumi cheese. Photo credit: New Zealand Food Safety / Supplied

New Zealand Food Safety is recalling Zany Zeus brand halloumi cheese after a bacteria was discovered.

Zany Zeus branded halloumi with a best before date of 8 March is being recalled.

Deputy director general Vincent Arbuckle said they found Bacillus cereus bacteria in the halloumi, which can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

He said most people get better within 24 hours.

Food Safety have not received any reports of illness from the halloumi and discovered the bacteria in routine testing.