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Roquefort cheese

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Roquefort cheese, which is made from raw sheeps' milk and is unpasteurised, was recently approved for sale in Australia by federal authorities after a 10 year ban.

Cheese produced in Australia must be heat treated to destroy dangerous food pathogens such as E Coli and Listeria.

Roquefort cheese is produced according to stringent health and safety standards by French cheese makers and is not thought to represent a health risk to most consumers.

It should not however be consumed by pregnant women or people with low or compromised immune systems.

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