France moved Saturday to reassure the British public about the safety of French cheeses in the wake of Friday's warning by the British Government of possible dangers from soft ripened cheeses.

A communique issued by the French Embassy on Saturday said that France has very strict checks on cheeses produced in that country, and that the French Government has not been notified of any case of contamination of cheeses imported by Britain.It added that French health authorities make particularly careful checks of export cheeses.

On Friday, the British Government's chief medical officer, Sir Donald Acheson, said pregnant women should stop eating soft ripened cheeses such as brie and camembert to reduce risk of being infected with lis-teria, and he gave the same advice to people with illnesses reducing resistance to infection.