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Great Lakes Cheese recalls imitation mozzarella cheese

The product contains whey and casein, milk allergens not declared on the label

Great Lakes Cheese is recalling of 60 packages of American Accent Shredded Imitation Mozzarella Cheese.

The product contains whey and casein, milk allergens not declared on the label.

There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products to date.

The following product, sold at Bashas’, AJ's Fine Foods, Food City and Bashas’ Dine Markets stores in Arizona and New Mexico, is being recalled

  • American Accent Shredded Imitation Mozzarella Cheese; Size 32 oz, UPC Code 0 365148012 6, Best By JUN 8 2018

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled product should discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact the Great Lakes Cheese customer care hotline at 1-800-677-7181.

Great Lakes Cheese is recalling of 60 packages of American Accent Shredded Imitation Mozzarella Cheese.The product contains whey and casein, milk aller...
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One more recall expansion for Vulto Creamery cheeses

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Vulto Creamery of Walton, N.Y., is recalling all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses.

Testing results from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) found Ouleout lot # 617 positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and New York Department of Agriculture and Markets found possible contamination of Ouleout lot #623.

In the first expansion earlier this month, the company disclosed that testing results have identified Ouleout product contamination, similar to the strain isolated from a cluster outbreak of Listeriosis responsible for six illnesses and two confirmed deaths.

The soft raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most being sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago, Portland and Washington, D.C.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them, but return them to the purchase location for a refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 607-222-3995 Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET) or by email at vultocreamery@gmail.com.

Vulto Creamery of Walton, N.Y., is recalling all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses.Testing results...
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Whole Foods Market expands recall of Vulto Creamery cheeses

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Whole Foods Market is expanding its recall of cheese products made by Vulto Creamery to include Andes, Hamden and Walton Umber cheeses sold in eight stores in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

While Vulto has reported six illnesses and two deaths, Whole Foods Market has not received any reports of illnesses or injuries from consumers who purchased the recalled products.

The recalled products, cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels beginning with PLU codes 0200307, 0201357 or 0206308 and "sell by" dates from January 2, 2017, to April 2, 2017, were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores:

  • 94 Derby Street, Hingham, Mass.
  • 1255 Raritan Road Unit 150, Clark, N.J.
  • 300 Bergen Town Center, Paramus, N.J.
  • 238 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • 1095 Avenue of the Americas. New York, N.Y.
  • 270 Greenwich Street, New York, N.Y.
  • 4 Union Square South, New York, N.Y.
  • 575 Boston Post Road, Port Chester, N.Y.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should bring their receipts to the store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may call 607-222-3995 Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (ET) or email vultocreamery@gmail.com.

Whole Foods Market is expanding its recall of cheese products made by Vulto Creamery to include Andes, Hamden and Walton Umber cheeses sold in eight stores...
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Vulto Creamery expands raw milk cheese recall

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Vulto Creamery of Walton, N.Y., is expanding its earlier recall of raw milk cheeses.

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

All lots of four additional cheeses have been added to the recall: Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber.

In all, Vulto has recalled the following eight cheese items: Heinennellie, Miranda,, Willowemoc, Ouleout , Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber.

Testing results have identified Ouleout product contamination, similar to the strain isolated from a cluster outbreak of Listeriosis responsible for six illnesses and two confirmed deaths.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide, with most being sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, California, Chicago Ill., Portland Ore., and Washington, D.C.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Vulto at 607-222-3995 Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (ET) or by email at vultocreamery@gmail.com.

Vulto Creamery of Walton, N.Y., is expanding its earlier recall of raw milk cheeses.The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Al...
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Whole Foods Market recalls cheeses in four Northeastern states

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Whole Foods Market, in response to Vulto Creamery’s recall of soft wash- rind raw milk cheeses, is recalling the products from nine stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New York.

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall includes Vulto Creamery Ouleout and Miranda soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses which were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels beginning with PLU codes 0200305 and 0200306 and "sell by" dates from 12/27/2016 to 03/28/2017.

The Ouleout products were sold at the following stores:

  • 350 Grasmere Avenue, Fairfield, Conn.
  • 115 Prospect Street, Cambridge, Mass.

The Miranda products were sold at the following stores:

  • 170 Great Road, Bedford, Mass.
  • 575 Worcester Road, Framingham, Mass.
  • 647 Washington Street, Newton, Mass.
  • 2 Somerset Street, Portland, Maine
  • 1425 Central Avenue, Albany, N.Y.
  • 250 7th Ave, New York, N.Y.
  • 270 Greenwich Street, New York, N.Y.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products may bring their receipts to the store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may call 607-222-3995 Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (ET) or by email at vultocreamery@gmail.com.

Whole Foods Market, in response to Vulto Creamery’s recall of soft wash- rind raw milk cheeses, is recalling the products from nine stores in Connecticut,...
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Vulto Creamery recalls soft, wash-rind raw milk cheeses

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Vulto Creamery of Walton, N.Y., is recalling all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses.

Testing results from the Food & Drug Administration found Ouleout lot # 617 positive for Listeria monocytogenes and New York Department of Agriculture and Markets found the possible contamination of Ouleout lot #623.

The recalled products were sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago, Portland and Washington, D.C.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should return the cheese to the purchase location for a refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the firm at 607-222-3995 Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (ET) or by email at vultocreamery@gmail.com.

Vulto Creamery of Walton, N.Y., is recalling all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses.Testing results...
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Meijer expands cheese recall

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Meijer is expanding its earlier recall of cheeses to include its Meijer brand Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese and its pre-wrapped Ham Sub on Artisan White Baguette.

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no known illnesses reported to Meijer associated with these products.

The recalled Meijer brand Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese was located on “cheese islands” within the retailer’s deli section, has the expiration dates of March 28, 2017, May 13, 2107, and June 10, 2017, and the UPC 8-86926 27573-5.

The recalled Meijer pre-made Ham Sub on Artisan White Baguette was located in its “grab-and-go” fresh deli cases with sell by dates between November 2, 2016, and December 30, 2016, and the UPC Code 7-13733 76499-5.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should stop using them and and either dispose of them or return them to the customer service desk at any Meijer store for a full refund.

Consumers seeking additional information may contact Meijer at (800) 543-3704, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores recall cheese products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores are recalling various types of Colby cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The following nine Colby cheese products, including fixed-weight and bulk- cut, random-weight items, are being recalled:

Food City Colby Longhorn Cheese

12 oz.

Food City Colby Jack Cheese

12 oz.

Food City Colby Monterey Cheese

12 oz.

Random Weight Longhorn Colby Cheese

Random Weight Cut Co-Jack Cheese

Random Weight Cut Monterey Jack Cheese

Random Weight Cut Pepper Jack Cheese

Random Weight Colby Quarter Longhorn

Random Weight Colby Horn

The recalled products, manufactured by Guggisberg Cheese and by Deutsch Kase Haus, were distributed by Lakeview Cheese to Bashas’ Family of Stores, and sold in Bashas’ and Food City supermarkets’ Arizona meat departments under the grocery brands’ private label.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products between September 1, 2016, and February 21, 2017, may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may call Bashas’ Family of Stores’ customer service department at 480-883-6131.

Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores are recalling various types of Colby cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.No illnes...
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Saputo Inc. recalls Gouda cheese products

Officials say the goods may be contaminated with listeria

Saputo Inc. has initiated a recall of certain Gouda cheese products over concerns of a potential listeria contamination. Supplier Deutsch Kase Haus LLC notified the company of the danger after finding that its products may have been compromised

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can be potentialy fatal to young children, the elderly, or consumers with frail or compromised immune systems. However, even healthy consumers can experience symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarhhea. Pregnant women who are infected stand the chance of having a miscarriage or stillbirth.

The recall covers two products -- Great Midwest Applewood Smoked Gouda Cheese and Dutchmark Pasteurized Processed Smoked Gouda Cheese. Both were sold nationwide, primarily in retail stores and at deli counters.

Information on the brand, product, pack size, universal product code (UPC), and "Sell By" date can be found below. No illnesses have been associated with this recall thus far.

What to do

Consumers who have purchased either recalled product are urged to dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you are concerned about any illness or injury as a result of consuming the product, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

For more information, consumers can contact the company at 1-877-578-1510, Monday through Frida, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST. 

Saputo Inc. has initiated a recall of certain Gouda cheese products over concerns of a potential listeria contamination. Supplier Deutsch Kase Haus LLC not...
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Meijer recalls Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack deli cheeses

Affected products may be contaminated with listeria

Meijer has announced a recall of its Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese. The company reports that the products, which are sold exclusively through its deli counters, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This organism can be potentialy fatal to young children, the elderly, or consumers with frail or compromised immune systems. However, even healthy consumers can experience symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarhhea. Pregnant women who are infected stand the chance of having a miscarriage or stillbirth.

The two cheese products were sold at Meijer stores between November 10, 2016 and February 9, 2017. No known illnesses have been reported thus far, but Meijer initiated the recall after its manufacturer identified evidence of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

What to do

The recalled products can be identified by the Universal Product Codes (UPCs) printed on the label found on plastic deli packaging. Recalled products have codes starting with 215927 or 215938, with the last six digits varying depending on the weight of the deli order. 

Consumers are urged to stop using any affected product and either dispose of it or return it to a customer service desk at any Meijer store for a full refund.

Consumers seeking additional information should contact Meijer at (800) 543-3704.

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4C Foods recalls grated cheese products

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

4C Foods Corp. is recalling 4C Grated Cheese, Homestyle Grated Cheese and Cento Grated Cheese brands due to possible Salmonella contamination.

No illnesses have been reported.

The following products, packed in 6-oz. vacuum-sealed glass jars of either 6 or 12 jars per case with BEST BY dates between November 12, 2016, and November 12, 2018, are being recalled:

  • 4C All Natural Parmesan Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-33126)
  • 4C All Natural Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-37126)
  • 4C All Natural 100% Imported Italian Pecorino Romano Cheese (UPC 41387-77126)
  • 4C HomeStyle All Natural Parmesan Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-32790)
  • 4C HomeStyle All Natural Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-11627)
  • 4C HomeStyle All Natural 100% Imported Italian Pecorino Romano Cheese (UPC 41387-12302)
  • Cento Parmesan Grated Cheese (UPC 70796-90502)
  • Cento Romano Grated Cheese (UPC 70796-90501)

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact 4C Foods at 866-969-1920 Monday- Friday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (ET). 

4C Foods Corp. is recalling 4C Grated Cheese, Homestyle Grated Cheese and Cento Grated Cheese brands due to possible Salmonella contamination.No illnes...
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Grassfields Cheese recalls cheese products

The products may be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

Grassfields Cheese is recalling approximately 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), a bacteria that can cause serious illness in humans.

The potential for contamination was identified during an ongoing investigation of seven cases of human illnesses occurring between March and July 2016 caused by a same type of STEC.

This recall involves all types and sizes of organic cheeses manufactured by the firm from December 1, 2015, through June 1, 2016, including: Gouda, Onion ‘n Garlic, Country Dill, Leyden, Edam, Lamont Cheddar, Chili Cheese, Fait Fras, Polkton Corners and Crofters.

The cheeses -- wheels, half wheels and wedges of various sizes -- were sold from the firm’s retail store in Coopersville, Mich., to wholesale and retail customers, and to consumers nationwide via online sales at http://www.grassfieldscheese.com/.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions may contact Grassfields Cheese at 616-997-8251 Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm (EST) or by email at Grassfieldscheese@gmail.com

Grassfields Cheese is recalling approximately 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), a b...
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Schnucks Markets recalls Maytag Dairy Farms Blue Cheese

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Maytag Blue Cheese has been recalled from 17 Schnucks Markets locations in the Midwest.

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall to date.

The following products were purchased between February 4-29, 2016:

Maytag Blue Cheese, 4 oz. wedges, UPC 0085408900104

Maytag Blue Cheese, various sizes (approximately 3-4 oz) sold cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with Maytag Blue Cheese Dairy Farms label and scale label from the cheese department, UPC 0021806200000

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should discard it, and may bring their receipt to the store of purchase for a full refund.

Customers with questions may contact Maytag Dairy Farms Monday - Friday at 800-247-2458 or 641-791-2010 or the Schnucks consumer affairs department Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (CST) at 800-264-4400 or 314-994-4400.

This recall affects the following 17 Schnucks stores:

Missouri:
Lindenwood1900 First Capitol DriveSt. Charles, MO 63301
Kirkwood10233 Manchester RoadKirkwood, MO 63122
Des Peres12332 Manchester RoadDes Peres, MO 63131
Clayton & Lindbergh10275 Clayton RoadSt. Louis, MO 63124
Ladue8867 Ladue RoadLadue, MO 63124
Kehrs Mill2511 Kehrs Mill RoadBallwin, MO 63017
Richmond Center6600 Clayton RoadRichmond Heights, MO 63117
Hampton Village60 Hampton Village PlazaSt. Louis, MO 63109
Cape Girardeau19 South KingshighwayCape Girardeau, MO 63701
Illinois:
Carbondale915 West MainCarbondale, IL 62901
Bloomington1701 East Empire StreetBloomington, IL 61071
Montvale2801 Chatham RoadSpringfield, IL 62704
Peoria4800 UniversityPeoria, IL 61614
East State6410 East State StreetRockford, IL 61108
Loves Park1810 Harlem RoadLoves Park, IL 61111
Roscoe4860 Hononegah RoadRoscoe, IL 61073
Iowa:
Bettendorf858 Middle RoadBettendorf, Iowa 52722

Maytag Blue Cheese has been recalled from 17 Schnucks Markets locations in the Midwest. The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogene...
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Hy-Vee recalls Maytag Blue Cheese

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Hy-Vee of West Des Moines, Iowa, is recalling Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese across its eight-state region.

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.

The recalled product was sold in whole wheels and cuts, and re-packaged in foil or clear plastic wrap with scale labels in various weights. Blue cheese crumbles were also sold in plastic containers.

All product was labeled as "Maytag Blue Raw Milk," "Maytag Blue" or "Maytag Iowa Blue Cheese" and with PLU numbers beginning with 854089001 and with "use by" dates between Jan. 20, 2016 and May 3, 2016.

It was sold from cheese cases in all of Hy-Vee's 240 stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin between November 20, 2015 and March 2, 2016.

What to do

Customers who purchased this product should discard it or return it to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Hy-Vee customer care representatives 24/7 at 1-800-722-4098.

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Whole Foods Market recalls Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas, has issued a national recall for Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese.

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall to date.

The recalled cheese was sold cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels in various weights reading “Maytag Blue Raw Milk,” “Maytag Blue” or “Maytag Iowa Blue Cheese” and with PLU numbers beginning with 293308 and “sell-by” dates of 1/20/2016 and 3/21/16.

The product was sold from cheese cases in various Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.

What to do

Customers who purchased this product should discard it, and may bring their receipt into the store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may call 512-477-5566, extension 20060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CDT).

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Maytag Dairy Farms once again expands recall of blue cheese products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Maytag Dairy Farms is again expanding its recall of Maytag Blue blue cheese wedges, wheels and crumbles.

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue.

This expanded recall is of 35 lots of 1-, 4- and 8-oz. Wedges; 2- and 4-lb. wheels; and 43 batches of 8-oz. crumbles and 5-lb. crumbles. This includes the five lots and 15 batches that were recalled earlier this month are noted in the following tables:

ProductsLot #s
Wedges or wheels (all sizes)150479, 150480, 150481, 150482, 150483, 150484, 150485, 150486, 150488, 150489, 150492, 150493, 150495, 150498, 150499, 150500, 150501, 150506, 150508, 150509, 150514, 150515, 150516, 150517, 150518, 150532, 150533, 150534, 150535, 150538, 150539, 150648, 150649, 150650, 150651
ProductBatch #s
Crumbles (both sizes)950804, 960020, 950805, 960037, 950806, 960040, 950807, 960041, 950808, 960049, 950809, 960054, 950813, 960069, 950818, 960070, 950825, 960071, 960072, 950830, 960073, 950848, 950826, 950849, 960053, 950851, 960067, 950853, 960068, 950855, 950856, 950858, 950859, 960001, 960002, 960004, 960025, 960034, 960036, 960051, 960055, 960065, 960066

The lot number or batch number appears on the side or the bottom of the product.

The recalled products were sold through distributors, wholesalers, retail stores, restaurants and direct mail orders nationwide between November 24, 2015, and February 11, 2016.

What to do

Customers who purchased these products should discard them immediately and not consume them.

Consumers may call Maytag Dairy Farms at 800-247-2458 or 641-791-2010 Monday – Friday 9AM-5PM (CST) to arrange for a refund and return of the product.

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Maytag Dairy Farms expands recall of blue cheese

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Maytag Dairy Farms of Newton, Iowa, is expanding its earlier recall Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese.

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The expanded recall adds lot # 150482, which includes roughly 1,100 pounds of cheese, some of which has been distributed to retail locations prior to the initial recall, which was for lot # 150481.

There have been no reported illnesses linked to the product to date.

What to do

Customers who purchased this product should not consume it.

Customers may call Maytag Dairy Farms at 800-247-2458 or 641-791-2010 to arrange for a refund and return of the product.

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Forever Cheese recalls imported Mitica brand Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Forever Cheese of Long Island City, N.Y., is recalling 40 cases of Mitica brand Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves (Pecorino Foglie di Noci).

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no reported illnesses related to this potential contamination to date.

The recalled product is from one production code NOC15313 (found on shipping case only) and invoiced as Lot X2537 which the retailer or distributor would be familiar with. Each shipping case contains two wheels of varying weights; each wheel weighs a minimum of 2 lbs. It has a natural grayish rind, and will be labeled at the point of sale at the retail level or on a restaurant menu.

The cheese was shipped to distributors between January 27 and February 3, 2016, and was further sold to retailers and restaurants located in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York, Colorado, Vermont, Virginia, Florida and Connecticut.

What to do

Customers should not consume product, but contact the retailer or the company for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Sarah Weisensel at 1-888-930-8693, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm (EST).

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Kraft Heinz expands recall of wrapped American slices

A thin strip of packaging film may remain adhered to the slice

The Kraft Heinz Company is expanding its earlier recall of select code dates and manufacturing codes of individually-wrapped American slices.

A thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed, potentially causing a choking hazard.

The expansion of the recall follows two new consumer complaints of choking in connection with the packaging issue.

The product list below is inclusive of the previously recalled 3 LB and 4 LB sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product with a “Best When Used By” date of 29 DEC 15 through 04 JAN 16, followed by the Manufacturing Code S54 or S55.

Product3 or 4 lb Sell Unit Best When Used By Code Date1 lb Package Best When Used By Code Date3 or 4 lb Sell Unit UPC1 lb Package UPC
4 LB Kraft Singles American13 DEC 15 S54 through 18 FEB 16 S5413 DEC 15 S54 through 18 FEB 16 S54

AND

13 DEC 15 S55 through 18 FEB 16 S55
0 2100063360 9No UPC - Clear film
3 LB Kraft Singles American (Three - 1 LB packages)14 DEC 15 S54 through 18 FEB 16 S 5414 DEC 15 S54 through 18 FEB 16 S54

AND

14 DEC 15 S55 through 18 FEB 16 S55
0 2100060491 30 2100061526 1
3 LB Kraft Singles White American12 JAN 16 S 5412 JAN 16 S 54

AND

12 JAN 16 S 55
0 2100061582 70 2100061527 8
4 LB Kraft Singles White American12 DEC 15 S54 through 13 FEB 16 S5412 DEC 15 S54 through 13 FEB 16 S54

AND

12 DEC 15 S55 through 13 FEB 16 S55
0 2100063448 4No UPC - Clear film
1 LB Kraft SinglesNA24 JAN 16 S54 through 06 FEB 16 S54

AND

24 JAN 16 S55 through 06 FEB 16 S55
NA0 2100061526 1
1 LB Kraft Singles White AmericanNA11 JAN 16 S54

AND

11 JAN 16 S55
NA0 2100061527 8
3 LB Kraft Singles American (72 individually - wrapped Singles in cardboard carton)09 DEC 15 S54 through 19 FEB 16 S54NA0 2100060491 3No UPC - Clear film
3 LB Deli Deluxe Kraft American Single21 JAN 16 S54 through 02 MAR 16 S5421 JAN 16 S54 through 02 MAR 16 S54

AND

21 JAN 16 S55 through 02 MAR 16 S55
0 2100001386 9No UPC - Clear film
The following varieties of Kraft Singles products are part of the original recall:
Product3 or 4 lb Box Best When Used By Code Date1 lb Package Best When Used By Code Date3 or 4 lb Box UPC1 lb Package UPC
4 LB Kraft Singles American29 DEC 15 S54 through 01 JAN 16 S5429 DEC 15 S54 through 01 JAN 16 S54

AND

29 DEC 15 S55 through 01 JAN 16 S55
0 2100063360 9No UPC - Clear outer wrapper
3 LB Kraft Singles American30 DEC 15 S54 through 04 JAN 16 S5430 DEC 15 S54 through 04 JAN 16 S54

AND

30 DEC 15 S55 through 04 JAN 16 S55
0 2100060491 30 2100061526 1
3 LB Kraft Singles White American02 JAN 16 S 54 through 03 JAN 16 S 5402 JAN 16 S54 through 03 JAN 16 S54

AND

02 JAN 16 S55 through 03 JAN 16 S55
0 2100061582 70 2100061527 8
4 LB Kraft Singles White American02 JAN 16 S 5402 JAN 16 S54

AND

02 JAN 16 S55
0 2100063448 4No UPC - Clear outer wrapper

Only products with the S54 and S55 codes, which refer to the two production lines on which the impacted product was made, are included in this recall. The “Best When Used By” Date and Manufacturing Code are stamped on both the outer box and the individual packages.

Approximately 335,000 additional cases of the recalled product were shipped by Kraft Heinz to retailers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands Grand Cayman, Netherland Antilles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Korea, St. Lucia and British Virgin Islands.

Customers who purchased this product should not eat it, but return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico may contact Kraft Heinz consumer relations for a full refund, at 1-800-432-3101, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 6 pm (ET).

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Select varieties of Kraft Singles products recalled

A thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the product

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling select code dates and manufacturing codes of Kraft Singles individually-wrapped slices.

A thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed, potentially causing a choking hazard.

There have been 10 consumer complaints to date about the packaging, including 3 reports of consumers choking.

The recall applies to 3-lb. and 4-lb. sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product with a Best When Used By Date of 29 DEC 15 through 04 JAN 16, followed by the Manufacturing Code S54 or S55.

The Best When Used By Date and Manufacturing Code are stamped on both the larger 3-lb. and 4-lb. boxes and the enclosed individual 1-lb. packages.

The following products are being recalled:

Product3 or 4 lb Box Best When
Used By Code Date
1 lb Package Best When
Used By Code Date
3 or 4 lb Box UPC1 lb Package UPC
4 LB Kraft Singles American29 DEC 15 S54
30 DEC 15 S54
31 DEC 15 S54
01 JAN 16 S54
29 DEC 15 S 54
29 DEC 15 S 55
30 DEC 15 S 54
30 DEC 15 S 55
31 DEC 15 S 54
31 DEC 15 S 55
01 JAN 16 S 54
01 JAN 16 S 55
0 2100063360 9No UPC - Clear outer wrapper
3 LB Kraft Singles American30 DEC 15 S54
31 DEC 15 S54
03 JAN 16 S54
04 JAN 16 S54
30 DEC 15 S 54
30 DEC 15 S 55
31 DEC 15 S 54
31 DEC 15 S 55
03 JAN 16 S54
03 JAN 16 S55
04 JAN 16 S54
04 JAN 16 S55
0 2100060491 30 2100061526 1
3 LB Kraft Singles White American02 JAN 16 S 54
03 JAN 16 S 54
02 JAN 16 S 54
02 JAN 16 S 55
03 JAN 16 S 54
03 JAN 16 S 55
0 2100061582 70 2100061527 8
4 LB Kraft Singles White American02 JAN 16 S 5402 JAN 16 S 54
02 JAN 16 S 55
0 2100063448 4No UPC - Clear outer wrapper

Approximately 36,000 cases of the recalled product were shipped by Kraft Heinz to retailers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman. The product was NOT shipped to Canada.

Customers who purchased this product should not eat it, but should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers may contact Kraft Heinz consumer relations for a full refund, at 1-800-432-3101, Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm (ET).

The Kraft Heinz Company http://www.kraftfoodsgroup.com/home/index.aspx is recalling select code dates and manufacturing codes of Kraft Singles individuall...
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Arthur Schuman recalls grated Parmesan cheese

The product may contain egg, an allergen not listed on the label

Arthur Schuman Inc. of Fairfield, N.J., is recalling 30,200 lbs. of Bella Rosa Grated Parmesan Cheese.

The product may contain egg, an allergen not listed on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled product (UPC 088231410041) was sold exclusively through BJ's Wholesale Clubs in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Ohio.

The product is packaged in 1.25- lb. PET jars with "sell by" dates (July 13, 2015, August 17, 2015, and September 10, 2015) printed on the side of the jar just below the lid.

Customers who purchased the recalled product should return it to any BJ's Wholesale Club store for full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Arthur Schuman directly at 973-787-8840, Monday – Friday 8am - 5pm (EST).

Arthur Schuman Inc. of Fairfield, N.J., is recalling 30,200 lbs. of Bella Rosa Grated Parmesan Cheese. The product may contain egg, an allergen not listed ...
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La Clarita Queseria Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese recalled

The product may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus

Queseria La Poblanita of New York, N.Y., is recalling La Clarita Queseria Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese.

The product may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus

No illnesses have been reported to date.

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The recalled Spanish-style cheese is sold in 12-oz. plastic tub packages with a label declaring a plant # 36/8585, and a product lot code of MAY 13, 2015. It was distributed to stores and delis in the metropolitan New York area.

Consumers who purchased the recalled product should return it to the place of purchase or discard it.

Queseria La Poblanita of New York, N.Y., is recalling La Clarita Queseria Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese. The product may be contaminated with Staphylococcus a...
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WhiteWave Foods recalls Horizon Cheddar Sandwich Crackers

The product may contain peanuts, an allergen not listed on the label

WhiteWave Foods is recalling 7.5-oz. packages of Horizon Cheddar Sandwich Crackers.

The product may contain peanuts, an allergen not listed on the label. The outer package is labeled as a cheddar sandwich cracker and the inner package contains the peanut butter sandwich crackers.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The company says it believes fewer than 62,160 boxes of product have been shipped to retailers and wholesalers in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

A “best before” date of 17 May 2015 is on the top of the individual box, and the bottom of the box contains a Universal Product Code (UPC) of 42365 00464.

Consumers who purchased the recalled product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange.

Consumers with questions may contact the Company at 1-866-663-4349 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

WhiteWave Foods is recalling 7.5-oz. packages of Horizon Cheddar Sandwich Crackers. The product may contain peanuts, an allergen not listed on the label. ...
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Bleating Heart Cheese expands recall

All cheese produced from February 14, 2014, to September 19, 2014, is included

Bleating Heart Cheese (BHC) is expanding a recall notice published in December 2014 to cover all its sheep milk, goat milk, water buffalo milk and cows milk cheese produced between February 14, 2014 (coded as 14–0214) and September 19, 2014 (coded as 14-0919).

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The company says it has not received any reports of illnesses.

The codes on the bottom label of all Bleating Heart cheese represent “Year-Month & Day of the Month” when the cheese was produced.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • “Buff Ewe Blue” and “Buff Blue” – natural rind, blue-style cheese, aged 3 – 4months
  • “Double Down Blue” - natural rind, blue-style cheese, aged 3 - 4 months with a double heart imprint on the rind
  • “Ewelicious Blue” – natural rind, blue-style cheese, aged 2 – 3 months
  • “Fat Bottom Girl” - natural rind, aged 2 – 3months
  • “Funky Beats” – washed rind, aged 2-3 months. Note: this cheese has been sold out for some time and is not likely to be in the market place
  • “Goldette Tommette” - natural rind, aged 2 – 3months
  • “Mixtress” - natural rind, aged 2 - 3months
  • “Moolicious Blue” - natural rind blue-style cheese, aged 3-4months
  • “Shepherdista” - natural rind, aged 2-3months

The cheeses listed above were sold to distributors servicing the California and Pennsylvania areas who in-turn sold to retail food shops, restaurants and stores.

Consumers who have the recalled products in their refrigerators should discard it in a manner to prevent consumption.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 858-472-1754 Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm PST or by email at dave@bleatingheart.com.

Bleating Heart Cheese (BHC) is expanding a recall notice published in December 2014 to cover all its sheep milk, goat milk, water buffalo milk and cows mil...
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Hyvee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks recalled

The product may contain soy flour, an allergen not listed on the label

Great American Appetizers of Nampa, Idaho, is recalling 662 cases of HyVee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks.

The product may contain soy flour, yellow #5 and yellow #6, allergens not listed on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The HyVee Mozzarella Sticks were distributed to retailers in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The recalled product is in an 8-oz. (227 g) carton (UPC #075450149913). The following product date codes are printed on the end of the carton: 14290402 (BEST IF USED BY 4/17/2016) and 14295402 (BEST IF USED BY 4/22/2016).

No other date codes are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased HyVee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-282-4834 from 8AM – 5PM Mountain Time, or by email at KalaT@appetizer.com.

Great American Appetizers of Nampa, Idaho, is recalling 662 cases of HyVee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks. The product may contain soy flour, yellow #5 and yell...
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Kraft recalls American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product

An ingredient in the product was improperly stored

Kraft Foods Group is recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product.

A supplier failed to store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with the company's temperature standards, which could create conditions that lead to premature spoilage and/or food borne illness.

The company has received no consumer illness complaints for this product associated with this recall.

The affected product is limited to four varieties with “Best When Used By” dates of February 20, 2015, and February 21, 2015, and was shipped to customers across the United States.

The following varieties are being recalled:

ProductSize
Name of Product
Units/Case
Best When Used ByCode Dates
Package Code
Case Code
12 oz.12 oz Kraft American Singles (16 slices)4820 FEB 2015 and 21 FEB 20150 21000 60464 700 21000 60464 00
16 oz.16 oz Kraft American Singles (24 slices) (36 count case)3620 FEB 20150 21000 61526 100 21000 61450 00
16 oz.16 oz Kraft American Singles (24 slices) (12 count case)1220 FEB 20150 21000 61526 100 21000 61526 00
64 oz.64 oz (4 lb) Kraft American Singles (4x24 slice)820 FEB 20150 21000 63360 900 21000 62559 00
The “Best When Used By” dates can be found on the bottom of the product package. No other Kraft Singles products are affected.

Consumers who purchased any of these products should not eat them, but return them to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers may contact Kraft Foods consumer relations at 1-800-396-5512.  

Kraft Foods Group is recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. A supplier failed to...
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Feds seek to shut down Michigan cheese maker

The government claims the product could pose a life-threatening health hazard

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to shut down a Michigan cheese-maker that it claims poses a hazard to public health.

At the request of the FDA, the Justice Department (DOJ) has filed a complaint for permanent injunction against S. Serra Cheese Company, of Clinton Township, Mich., and its owners, Stefano Serra and Fina Serra.

The complaint requests, among other things, that the court issue an order for permanent injunction prohibiting Serra Cheese from receiving, preparing, processing, packing, holding or distributing food until the company brings its operations into compliance with the law.

Unsanitary conditions alleged

According to the complaint, FDA laboratory testing found non-pathogenic E. coli in S. Serra Cheese’s finished cheese products and Listeria innocua in the company’s facility. The presence of L. innocua indicates unsanitary conditions and an environment that could support the growth of L. monocytogenes, an organism that poses a life-threatening health hazard because it is the causal agent for the disease listeriosis.

The complaint also contends that FDA inspections since 2013 documented the failure to implement effective monitoring and sanitation controls in accordance with the current “Good Manufacturing Practice” requirements for food. In June 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to the company.

No illnesses have been reported to date associated with S. Serra Cheese products.

“When a company ignores warnings or refuses to address food safety issues that put consumers at risk, the FDA must take action,” said Melinda K. Plaisier, the FDA’s associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. “The FDA protects public health by enforcing regulations that require companies to handle and prepare food products in accordance with good manufacturing procedures.”

The company manufactures and distributes a variety of pasteurized cheeses including ricotta, provolone, mozzarella and primo sale cheeses in Michigan, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania.

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SW Wisc Dairy Goat Products Coop recalls Raw Goat Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese

The product may be contaminated with Shiga toxin

SW Wisc Dairy Goat Products Coop of Mt. Sterling, Wis., is recalling Raw Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese Lot Code 103-114.

The product may be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing E coli (STEC) O111:H8 bacteria.

The company says no illnesses have been reported to date.

The product sent through distributorship in Wisconsin and Georgia, and then to retail stores in the Midwest and Southwest.

The cheese, packed as an 8-oz cryovac retail size piece with the code 103-114 on a sticker attached to the side, is all white in appearance and has a front and back separate label.

The back label is a black and white nutrition and ingredient label and the front label is a yellow and blue colored label with the Mt. Sterling Coop Creamery brand name. to date."

Consumers who purchased the recalled product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-608-734-3151.

The product may be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing E coli (STEC) O111:H8 bacteria. The company says no illnesses have been reported to date. The...
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Kraft Foods recalls Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product

The product was shipped to Walmart stores in the Midwest

Kraft Foods Group is recalling 260 cases of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product.

The product does not contain appropriate levels of sorbic acid, a preservative ingredient, and the . affected product could spoil and/or lead to food borne illness.

The single recalled batch of product was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers and may have been redistributed to stores in up to 12 Midwest states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The product was not shipped outside the U.S.

The following specific batch of product is being recalled:

Product Size

Name of Product

Units /

Case

Case Code Date/Time Range

Case UPC Code

Consumer Package Code Date/Time Range

Consumer Package

UPC Code

32 OZ(2 LB)

VELVEETA ORIGINAL PASTEURIZED RECIPE CHEESE PRODUCT

12

17 DEC 2014

10:54 – 14:35 ONLY

10021000611611

17 DEC 2014

09:34 – 13:15 ONLY

021000611614

Consumers can find the case code date on the side of the package. No other Kraft or Velveeta products are affected.

Consumers who purchased any of these products should not eat them, but return them to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers may contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-310-3704 between 9 am and 6 pm (ET).

Kraft Foods Group is recalling 260 cases of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product. The product does not contain appropriate levels of sorbic...
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La Finquita Cheese recalls Fresh Farmers Cheese

The cheese may contain peanuts and pistachios, allergens not listed on the label

La Finquita of Stamford, Conn., is recalling one lot of La Finquita Quesito Fresco Campesino Fresh Farmer’s Cheese.

The product may contain peanuts and tree nuts (pistachios), allergens not included on the label’s list of ingredients.

No complaints or associated illnesses have been reported.

The product was distributed through retail stores in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

The product, labeled as La Finquita Quesito Fresco Campesino / Fresh Farmer’s Cheese, is packaged in a 14.11-oz. plastic container, UPC Code: 0 94922 76809 4, with sell by date 06/28/14.

No other products are affected by this recall.

Consumers should not consume these products, but destroy them or return them to place of purchase for a refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (203)561-8140 / (203)561-3929.

La Finquita of Stamford, Conn., is recalling one lot of La Finquita Quesito Fresco Campesino Fresh Farmer’s Cheese. The product may contain peanuts and tr...
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Fayette Creamery brand Jalapeno Pepper Raw Milk Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Spread recalled

The product may contain soy, an allergen not listed on the label

Brunkow Cheese of Darlington, Wis., is recalling its 8-ounce tubs of Fayette Creamery brand Jalapeno Pepper Raw Milk Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Spread.

The product may contain soy, an allergen not listed on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through direct sales on premise at Brunkow Cheese and at farmers markets.

The product comes in 8-ounce, clear plastic tubs marked with one of the following Sell By Dates and codes on the bottom:

  • 05211411
  • 04051408
  • 06191415
  • 06191416
  • 06191417
  • 06261411
  • 06261412
  • 07071413
  • 07071414
  • 08061410
  • 08121406
  • 08121407
  • 08281413
  • 08281414
  • 08281415
  • 08281416
  • 09201411
  • 10031410
  • 10111404
  • 10171408
  • 10171409
  • 10251413
  • 11011406
  • 11151409

Consumers who have the recalled product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Brunkow Cheese at 608-776-3716 Monday through Friday, 8am - 4pm.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm398726.htm

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Kraft Foods recalls cottage cheese products

Some product ingredients were not stored properly

Kraft Foods Group is recalling select Knudsen Cottage Cheese, Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese, Simply Kraft Cottage Cheese and Daily Chef Cottage Cheese products.

Some ingredients used in these products were not stored in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards, which could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and/or food borne illness.

The affected products all have code dates from May 9, 2014, through July 23, 2014.

Approximately 1.2 million cases of affected product were shipped to customers across the United States.

The following varieties are being recalled:

Product Size
Name of Product
Units/ Case
Code Dates only from Plant 06-245
Package Code
Case Code
3.9ZBREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES PINEAPPLE1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY021000006670 or 0216670000 21000 00667 00
3.9ZBREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES STRAWBERRY1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY021000006687 or 0216680700 21000 00668 00
3.9ZBREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES PEACH1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY021000006694 or 0216690400 21000 00669 00
3.9ZBREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES BLUEBERRY1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY021000006700 or 0216700000 21000 00670 00
3.9ZBREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES APPLE CINNAMON1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY021000006717 or 0216710700 21000 00671 00
3.9ZBREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES RASPBERRY1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY021000007134 or 0217130400 21000 00713 00
3.9ZBREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES MANGO1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY021000007141 or 0217140100 21000 00714 00
4-4ZBREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE CHEESE SMALL CURD 2%809 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY02100012382700 21000 12382 00
4-4Z

BREAKSTONE'S LOWFAT

COTTAGE CHEESE WITH PINEAPPLE

809 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY02100002525100 21000 02525 00
16ZSIMPLY KRAFT COTTAGE CHEESE 4% SMALL CURD1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY02100003457400 21000 03457 00
16ZSIMPLY KRAFT COTTAGE CHEESE 2% SMALL CURD1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY02100003462800 21000 03462 00
24Z

SIMPLY KRAFT FAT FREE

COTTAGE CHEESE SMALL CURD

1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY02100003475800 21000 03475 00
24ZSIMPLY KRAFT 2% COTTAGE CHEESE SMALL CURD1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY02100003476500 21000 03476 00
24ZSIMPLY KRAFT 4% COTTAGE CHEESE SMALL CURD1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY02100003477200 21000 03477 00
3.9ZKNUDSEN COTTAGE DOUBLES PEACH1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY049900000093 or 0499093300 49900 00009 00
3.9ZKNUDSEN COTTAGE DOUBLES STRAWBERRY1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY049900000109 or 0499103900 49900 00010 00
3.9ZKNUDSEN COTTAGE DOUBLES PINEAPPLE1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY049900000116 or 0499113600 49900 00011 00
8ZKNUDSEN 2% LOW FAT COTTAGE CHEESE1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY04990000014700 49900 00014 00
8ZKNUDSEN 4% COTTAGE CHEESE SMALL CURD1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY04990000015400 49900 00015 00
3.9ZKNUDSEN COTTAGE CHEESE DOUBLES BLUEBERRY1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY049900000161 or 0499163100 49900 00016 00
3.9ZKNUDSEN COTTAGE DOUBLES RASPBERRY1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY049900000253 or 0499253300 49900 00025 00
3.9ZKNUDSEN COTTAGE DOUBLES MANGO1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY049900000260 or 0499263000 49900 00026 00
4-4ZKNUDSEN LOWFAT COTTAGE CHEESE AND PINEAPPLE809 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY04990000118200 49900 00118 00
16ZKNUDSEN FREE NON-FAT COTTAGE CHEESE1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY04990010020500 49900 10020 00
4-4ZKNUDSEN LOW FAT COTTAGE CHEESE809 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY04990010030400 49900 10030 00
32ZKNUDSEN FREE NON-FAT COTTAGE CHEESE609 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY04990010060100 49900 10060 00
16Z KNUDSEN LOWFAT COTTAGE CHEESE AND PINEAPPLE1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY04990030270800 49900 30270 00
32ZKNUDSEN COTTAGE CHEESE SMALL CURD609 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY04990034264300 49900 34264 00
16ZKNUDSEN COTTAGE CHEESE SMALL CURD1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY04990034270400 49900 34270 00
16ZKNUDSEN LOW FAT COTTAGE CHEESE1209 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY04990034506400 49900 34506 00
3LBKNUDSEN LOW FAT COTTAGE CHEESE609 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY04990034630600 49900 34630 00
32ZKNUDSEN LOW FAT COTTAGE CHEESE609 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY04990034702000 49900 34702 00
3LBKNUDSEN LOW FAT COTTAGE CHEESE609 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY07874204348700 78742 04348 00
5LBDAILY CHEF REGULAR COTTAGE CHEESE609 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY07874204349400 78742 04349 00

Code dates can be found on the bottom of the cup or the top of the package.

Simply Kraft products with a plant code of 36-2158 on the cups or a “W” in the case code (e.g., “W 21 JUL 2014”) are not affected. Only those products with a plant code of 06-245 on the bottom of the cup and case code date without any “W” (e.g., “21 JUL 2014”) subject to the recall.

No other Knudsen, Breakstone’s, Simply Kraft or Daily Chef products are affected.

Consumers who purchased any of these products should not eat them, but return them to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers may contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-396-6307 between 9 am and 6 pm (Eastern).

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Raclette and Montboissie Cheeses recalled

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

Ste Fromagere du Livradois of Fournols, France, is recalling Haut Livradois brand Raclette and Montboissie cheeses – lot#350.

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The products were distributed nationwide in supermarkets and gourmet stores between March 10th, 2014, and May 6th, 2014.

Raclette du Haut Livradois and Montboissie du Haut Livradois -- lot # 350 -- come as a 13-lb wheel and are usually cut and wrapped. The Montboissie has a vegetable ash line in the middle of the cheese. The Raclette does not.

Distributors and retailers are being contacted in an effort to recall any and all remaining product in the marketplace.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should contact their distributor or retailer for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Ste Fromagere du Livradois at (201) 448 8787 Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm (EST).

Ste Fromagere du Livradois of Fournols, France, is recalling Haut Livradois brand Raclette and Montboissie cheeses – lot#350. The products may be contamin...
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Flat Creek Farm & Dairy corrects information on previous cheese recalls

The lot number in the previous recall announcement was incorrect


Flat Creek Farm & Dairy of Swainsboro, Ga., is correcting information contained in an earlier recall of its Heavenly Blue Cheese and Aztec Cheddar cheese.

The lot number that appears on the Aztec Cheddar cheese is 130823XCAZ, not 130823XAZ as previously reported. As of December 24, 2013, all customers that purchased the product had been notified and all products have been either recovered or destroyed.

The 90 pounds of Heavenly Blue and 78 pounds of Aztec Cheddar cheese, were recalled because of potential contamination by Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The cheeses were distributed in certain parts of Georgia and Florida and (6) online orders (www.flatcreekdairy.com), which have all been notified. The product was packed in clear plastic and ranged in sizes from ½ pound to whole wheels. T

he recall was specific to product marked with the lot codes 130916XHB (Heavenly Blue) and 130823XCAZ (Aztec Cheddar), which can be found on the front of the package.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which revealed that the finished products were potentially contaminated.

Consumers with concerns about this recall may call Flat Creek Dairy & Farm at 478-237-0123 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Flat Creek Farm & Dairy of Swainsboro, Ga., is correcting information contained in an earlier recall of its Heavenly Blue Cheese and Aztec Cheddar cheese. ...
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Truitt Brothers recalls Cheeseburger Mac products

The products contain allergens, which are not declared on some labels

Truitt Brothers Inc. of East Bernstadt, Ky., is recalling approximately 1.77 million pounds of shelf-stable pasta and ground beef products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

The products are formulated with hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce, known allergens that are not declared on some labels.

There are no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 3.3-pound cases containing six, 9-ounce microwaveable containers of “Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets SINGLES – ULTIMATE CHEESEBURGER MAC” [a macaroni & cheese product] with a Used By/Sell By date code of “02 MARCH 2014 – 23 OCT 2014.” Identifying case codes are: 00210000432900, 00210000432910, 00210000432925, 00210000464000 and 00210000465100.

The products were produced between May 6, 2013 and Jan. 16, 2014 and shipped to Kraft Foods distribution centers and retail locations nationwide.

No other Velveeta or Kraft products are affected by this recall.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Kraft Foods Consumer Relations Center at 1-800-396-5512.

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Cultured Kitchen recalls cashew cheese

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

The Cultured Kitchen of West Sacramento, Calif., is recalling all flavors of its non-dairy cashew cheese product.

The raw materials used in the production of the cashew cheese product may have been tainted with a specific strain of Salmonella found almost exclusively in Southeast Asia, the source of the company’s cashews.

The recalled product was distributed in Northern California and Nevada at various natural foods stores and farmers markets in the Sacramento Valley, San Francisco Bay Area and Reno.

The cashew cheese products being recalled by The Cultured Kitchen are as follows:

UPC CodeFlavorAll Expiration Dates Up To and Including 4/19/14Container Size
794504922714Herb4/19/148 oz round
736211709134Smoked Cheddar4/19/148 oz round
794504922615Pepper Jack4/19/148 oz round
794504922813Habañero Cilantro Lime4/19/148 oz round

794504851120

Pesto or Basil Pesto

4/19/148 oz round
794504924015White Cheddar4/19/148 oz round

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product with the above expiration date ranges are urged to return it to their place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of it immediately.

Contact The Cultured Kitchen at 916-212-0810 for more information.

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Kraft And Polly-O string cheese products recalled

The products may spoil before their 'Best When Used By' code dates

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products.

These products may spoil before their "Best When Used By" code dates, leading to product discoloration. The affected products all have code dates from October 25, 2013, through February 11, 2014.

Approximately 735,000 cases of the affected product, which was produced in Campbell, N.Y., were shipped to customers across the United States. The affected product was not distributed in Canada.

The following varieties are being recalled:

Consumers can find the "Best When Used By" date on the back of multi-count packages toward the bottom. For string cheese products labeled for individual sale, the "Best When Used By" date is on the bottom front of the package.

No other Kraft or Polly-O String Cheese or String Cheese Twists products -- or any other Kraft Foods or Polly-O products -- are being recalled.

Consumers who purchased any product listed above should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 am and 6 pm (Eastern).

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Sunny Pine Farm recalls Chevre cheese

The cheese may not have been pasteurized properly

Sunny Pine Farm of Twisp, Wash., is recalling Organic Chevre, Organic Parsley Chive Chevre and Organic Honey Lavender Chevre due to possible improper pasteurization.

Pasteurization heats milk to eliminate all illness-causing bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella. The company says it knows of no illness or complaints associated with the recalled Chevre cheese.

The recalled cheeses were sold in plastic 6-oz tubs in the Twisp-Winthrop area in Washington state through community supported agriculture (CSA) and retail outlets and have an expiration date of 10/16/2013 on a sticker located on the bottom of the container.

Chevre cheese products sold at Methow Valley Farmers Market (aka Twisp Farmers Market) between 7/27/13 and 10/12/13 are also recalled, but are not labeled with an expiration date.

Consumers who have purchased these products should not consume them and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 509-997-4812 between 8AM and 6PM PST.

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Trois Comtois Morbier cheese recalled

The cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Trois Comtois of Poligny, France, is recalling all Trois Comtois brand Morbier cheese lot #949038 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

No illness have been reported to date.

Product was distributed in Maryland, Virginia, Ohio. Washington, D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoman, Texas, Wisconsin, California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Utah and Hawaii between June 1 and July 24, 2013. Products were sold to supermarkets and gourmet stores.

Whole Foods Market issued a similar recall earlier this month.

The cheese in question is Trois Comtois brand Morbier, lot#949038 (on the wheel), it comes as a 11lb wheel and is usually cut and wrapped. It has a vegetable ash line in the middle of the cheese.

The recall was the result of a routine federal sampling program which revealed the finished products contained the bacteria. Trois Comtois has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and Trois Comtois continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

All distributors and retailers are being contacted in an effort to recall any product remaining in the marketplace.

Consumers who have purchased this cheese should contact their distributor or retailer for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may call Trois Comtois Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm (EST) at +1 201 448 8787.

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Les Frères cheese products recalled

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company recalling for three specialty cheese products while regulatory agencies continue a multi-state investigation of Listeria monocytogenes. This organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The products recalled are:

  • Les Frères (LF225 2/2.5#) with a make date of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in white plastic with a green and gold label.
  • Petit Frère (PF88 8/8 oz) with a make date of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in small round wooden boxes.
  • Petit Frère with Truffles (PF88T 8/8 oz) with a make date of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in small round wooden boxes.

These products were distributed nationwide through retail and food service outlets as well as by mail orders.

The product also was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with Whole Foods Market scale labels. Below is a list of how the cheese was labeled, including PLU code, according to the state in which it was sold.

StateLabeled asPLU
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, TexasLes Frères299682
Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, UtahCrave Brothers Les Frères299682
FloridaLes Frères Wash Rind Product of USA294473
Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey (stores in Marlton and Princeton only), Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C.Crave Bros Les Frères294473
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, WisconsinCrave Brothers Les Frères Cheese by Pound294473
Oregon, WashingtonLes Frères Crave Brothers294473
Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, TennesseeLes Frères Crave Brothers PO-RK294473

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged not to consume them. They can return the cheese to the place of purchase for a full refund or discard it.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 920-478-4887, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, or Whole Foods at 512-477-5566 ext. 20060, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm CDT.

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Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company recalls Gouda cheeses

The products are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes Type 1

Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company of Trumansburg, N.Y., is recalling 12 wheels of Gouda cheese manufactured on December 20, 2012.

Product sampling revealed the presence of Gouda Cheese contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes Type 1. No illnesses have been reported to date.

This production batch of Gouda (may be called "SCHUYLER" OR "BIER MECK" GOUDA) was distributed in New York State, predominantly in the Albany region, to retail stores and restaurants. The label on the product will clearly state the product and company name. These products were sold to the distributor Adventure in Food Trading on March 26, 2013.

Consumers who have purchased Schuyler Gouda or Bier Meck Gouda with a production date of 12-20-12 are urged to return the product for a full refund.

Questions may be directed to Nancy Richards, (607) 387-3108 Monday thru Friday 8 am to 4 pm EST.

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Homestead Creamery Artisan Cheese removed from store shelves

The cheese may be contaminated with Shiga-Toxin producing E.coli

Homestead Creamery of Jamesport, MO, is withdrawing a batch of its Flory's Favorite cheese from the marketplace.

Preliminary test results received from the Missouri State Health Laboratory indicate the cheese may be contaminated with Shiga-Toxin producing E.coli, which can lead to food borne illness. Tests to confirm this are cntinuing.

The Homestead Creamery plant license to sell milk products in Missouri has been temporarily suspended, pending the results of the investigation by the State Milk Board and Missouri departments of Agriculture and Health and Senior Services.

The withdrawn product, Flory's Favorite, is a 60-day aged cheese made with raw milk. Packages of the cheese are marked with "Packed On 210" on the label. This affects approximately 250 pounds of cheese and does not affect any other dairy products from Homestead Creamery.

The withdrawn cheese was sold at Homestead Creamery facility in Jamesport, MO, and may have been sold by the following retailers:

  • HyVee in Liberty, MO
  • HyVee in Trenton, MO
  • Benedict Builders' Farm in Knob Noster, MO
  • Milton Creamery in Milton, IA

The Missouri State Milk Board continues to review the company's records to determine when consumers may have purchased the product.

Anyone who has purchased the cheese may return the unused portion to the store from which they purchased the product.

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Jalapeno Variety of Kraft String Cheese Recalled

Cheese with a code date of 23 Nov 2012 could pose a choking hazard

Kraft Foods is voluntarily recalling the Jalapeno variety of Kraft String Cheese with the Best When Used By date of 23 NOV 2012. There is a possibility that a thin layer of plastic film from the package may remain adhered to the product. If the film sticks to the cheese and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.

The following single code date of this product is being recalled:

Name of ProductSizeBest When Used By DateUPC
Kraft String Cheese – Jalapeno Variety12 oz bag with
12 individual 
1 oz snacks
23 NOV 20122100002977

Consumers can find the Best When Used By date on the back of the 12 oz package in the lower-right corner.

No other code dates of Kraft Jalapeno String Cheese and no other varieties of Kraft String Cheese or any other Kraft Foods products are being recalled.

There has been one consumer complaint. Approximately 2,700 cases of the affected product were shipped to customers across the United States. The affected product was not distributed in Canada.

Consumers who purchased the product with the Best When Used By date of 23 NOV 2012 should not eat it. They should return it to the store of purchase for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers may contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations Monday through Friday at 1-800-396-2133.

The affected product was produced in Campbell, NY.

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Forever Cheese Expands Marte brand Ricotta Salata Frescolina Recall

Listeria monocytogenes contamination is possible

Forever Cheese Inc. is expanding its recall of all Marte brand Ricotta Salata Frescolina cheese, originally announced earlier in September 2012, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. 

The cheese was sold to distributors for retailers and restaurants in AL, CA, CO, CT, D.C., FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. Products were sold to supermarkets, restaurants and wholesale distributors. 

The cheese in question is Marte brand Frescolina Ricotta Salata, which is a product of Italy. The expanded recall includes ALL lots and ALL production codes. 

The following lots/production codes may be found on the original wheel. T5086/440220, T5520/440315, T6048/440417, T6528/440519, T7012/440703, T7452/440601, T7939/440822, T8419/441003, T8899/441020, T9425/441202, T9962/441227, U1392/450126. 

Consumers may wish to follow up at the place they purchased the ricotta salata to ensure when it was cut or repacked that it was not relabeled. If the product was relabeled, consumers may not be able to determine if the cheese is Marte brand Ricotta Salata Frescolina. 

There is an outbreak of 15 reported illnesses in 12 states that has been linked to this particular cheese. 

Distributors and retailers are being contacted in an effort to recall any and all remaining product in the marketplace. 

If you believe that you have purchased any of this cheese, contact your distributor or retailer for a full refund. If you have any questions please call Forever Cheese contact Jeff DiMeo at (888)930-8693 between 9 am – 5pm (Monday-Friday) EST and mention “Recall”.

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Peterson Company Recalls Ricotta Salata Frescolina Brand Cheese

The product poses a possible health risk in two states

Peterson Company is recalling Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese that came from its supplier, Forever Cheese of Long Island City, NY. 

Forever Cheese recalled this cheese product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 

The cheese was sold to distributors, retailers and restaurants in Washington state and Oregon between July 17 and September 10, 2012. 

The cheese is Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand, cut into 7 ounce pieces, with manufacturer codes 7022, 7212, 7272 and 7432. There is a total of 390 pounds in distribution. 

The potential for contamination was noted after an illness was reported in connection with eating the cheese. Each and every distributor, retailer and restaurant has been contacted in an effort to recall any and all remaining product in the marketplace. 

If you believe that you have purchased any of this cheese please contact your distributor or retailer for a full refund. If you have any questions call Scott Williams or Kelly Beale at Peterson Company at 253-249-2453 Monday through Friday 9 am – 5pm PST and mention Recall, or email Recall@petersoncheese.com. 

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Ricotta Salata Frescolina Brand Cheese Recalled

There's a possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Forever Cheese is recalling all Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand, Forever Cheese lot # T9425 and/or production code 441202, from one specific production date due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. 

The cheese was sold to distributors for retailers and restaurants in CA, CO, D.C., FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, VA, WA between June 20 and August 9, 2012. Products were sold to supermarkets, restaurants and wholesale distributors. 

The cheese in question is Ricotta Salata brand Frescolina from one production date coded 441202 on the original wheel. There have been 14 reported illnesses in 11 states that may be related to this. 

The potential for contamination was noted after illness was reported in connection with eating cheese. Each and every distributor and retailer are being contacted in an effort to recall any and all remaining product in the marketplace. 

If you believe you have purchased any of this cheese, contact your distributor or retailer for a full refund. Consumers with questions should call Jeff DiMeo of Forever Cheese at (888)930-8693from 9 am – 5pm EST and mention recall.  

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Colombian Style Cheese Recalled

Improper pasteurization could lead to consumption of pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella

Productos Tita Corp (Trade Name of Tita Products), located in Glendale, NY, is voluntarily recalling certain fresh cheese products due to the improper pasteurization of the milk used to make the cheese.  

Proper pasteurization heats milk in order to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella. 

The recalled fresh cheese products are all sold in plastic pouches, or rectangular clear plastic tubs and are marketed under the brand name “Tita.” The package labels bear the plant code 36-8440. The products also possess a stamped ink date code beneath the label bar code. 

The recall applies to all date codes of these products found in the marketplace -- the metropolitan New York area. The cheese products involved in this recall are labeled: Quesito Colombiano Colombian Cheese. 

The problem was detected by a New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ milk inspector during an inspection on July 17, 2012. The inspection found a failure to follow proper pasteurization procedures by the Productos Tita Corp. cheese plant. 

While the recalled products have not been found to be contaminated with any harmful pathogens, the company is recalling all production date codes of this product, as a precautionary measure. 

No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers are warned not to use or consume the recalled product, even if it does not appear or smell spoiled. 

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase or discard them. Anyone with questions may contact Productos Tita Corp directly at 718-381-4393.

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Listeria Threat In Mexicali Cheese Corp. Products

Risk of illness based on contamination at New York production facility

Be careful about buying or consuming any products from the Mexicali Cheese Corp. of Woodhaven, NY. 

The warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) follows the discovery of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes in the company’s finished product. 

The affected Mexicali Cheese products were distributed in the New York City area, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. The FDA is asking retailers to remove any Mexicali cheese products from their shelves and warns that consumers may have moved the products beyond those states. 

Serious illness 

Listeria contamination can result in listeriosis, a disease that primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems. However, in rare cases, people without these risk factors also can be affected. 

Although healthy people may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. 

Warnings issued 

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, which issued warnings on June 29 and July 2, 2012, said the product is packaged in a rigid 14 oz. plastic tub that displays the plant number 36-0128 and a code of 071512. The following product names are on the package containers: 

  • Mexicali Queso Fresco Mexicano, Mexican Style Fresh Cheese
  • Acatlan Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese
  • Mi Quesito Mexicano, Mexican Cheese; and
  • Quesillo Ecuatoriano, Ecuadorian Style Cheese 

Those who have eaten these products and experience any of the symptoms of listeriosis listed above should contact their health care professional. Consumers can report problems with FDA-regulated products to their district office consumer complaint coordinator. 

Under a May 1, 2012, consent decree of permanent injunction, Mexicali Cheese was required by a court order to stop manufacturing and distributing any articles of food until it completed FDA-approved measures to correct food safety deficiencies, decontaminate its facility and take other steps needed to comply with the law. 

The company did not comply with these requirements.

Be careful about buying or consuming any products from the Mexicali Cheese Corp. of Woodhaven, NY....
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FDA Takes Action Against Mexicali Cheese

Company allegedly failed to correct violations despite warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking a federal court to shut down a New York cheese manufacturer because of a history of unsanitary conditions and producing cheese in a facility contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

According to a complaint for permanent injunction filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Mexicali Cheese of Woodhaven, N.Y., and two of its officers, Edinson Vergara and Claudia Marin, produced cheese under persistent unsanitary conditions that contributed to widespread Listeria monocytogenes contamination in Mexicali Cheese's facility.

In addition, the complaint, filed January 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, says that the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services found similar unsanitary conditions in addition to product contamination.

Mexicali Cheese makes and distributes a variety of soft Mexican cheeses to grocery stores and supermarkets in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Mexicali Cheese’s products include queso fresco [fresh cheese], queso oaxaca [Oaxacan cheese] and queso para freir [cheese for frying].

If entered by the court, the injunction would stop the company and its officers from manufacturing and distributing food until they can bring their operations into full compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and FDA food safety regulations.

"FDA filed this complaint to protect the health of consumers," said Dara A. Corrigan, associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. “Working closely with New York’s Department of Agriculture and Markets, we took this step to ensure that consumers do not eat potentially dangerous foods from this company.”

Consumers can report problems with FDA-regulated products to their district office consumer complaint coordinator.

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U.S. Marshals Seize Food Products At Tennessee Company

FDA acts to prevent distribution of food from rodent-infested facility

U.S. Marshals have seized about $200,000 worth of food products from Bedford Cheese Store Inc. in Shelbyville, Tenn., after U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigators found evidence of rodents throughout the company’s facility. 

The inspection found rodent feces, rodent hair, rodent nesting material and building defects that could allow rodents and other pests to enter food storage areas and other areas that apparently contributed to the infestation. 

Seizure of products 

Products seized at Bedford Cheese included cheese, frozen foods, pastas, salad dressings, prepared salads, soups, and various bulk ingredients. The products are adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act because they have been held under unsanitary conditions and may have become contaminated with filth. 

“The violations at Bedford Cheese are widespread and significant,” said Dara A. Corrigan, the FDA’s associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. “This enforcement action was taken because the company failed to provide adequate safeguards to ensure that products they produce or hold for sale remain free of contamination.” 

In a written response to the FDA following the inspection, Bedford Cheese committed to cleaning up its facility. However, the company failed to complete all corrective actions, including the development and implementation of a pest control plan to rid the facility of the active rodent infestation.

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Urgent Recall on Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers

May Contain Undeclared Milk and Undeclared Food Coloring Additives

Haddon House of Medford, New Jersey is recalling Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers (UPC 076606-710889), because it may contain undeclared milk and food coloring additives used to create the cheese powder listed on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers was distributed in the following states and was distributed by Haddon House Food Products to numerous retailers: AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, Washington, DC, WV, WI.

Specific information on how the product can be identified is as follows. This recall includes all lot numbers. Product is packed in a semi transparent cellophane package red in color with a black and white logo ASIAN Gourmet – Rice Crackers – Cheese. The UPC number of 076606-710889 can be found on the back of the package next to the Nutritional Panel.

As of this date, no illnesses have been reported due to this recall. This recall was initiated when it was discovered the following ingredients had not been included on the products’ ingredient statement: the ingredients of the cheese powder (Cheese Solids, Milk Solids, Salt, Disodium Phosphate, Calcium Chloride, FD & C Yellow 5, FD & C Yellow 6, Silicon Dioxide). The packaging does not declare the milk allergen.

This is a voluntary recall. Anyone possessing this product may return it to their place of purchase for a full refund. Please address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to the recall of Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers to Steve Spatzier, Haddon House Food Products, Inc., telephone 1-800-257-6174 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday eastern standard time.

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FDA Seeks Shutdown Of New Jersey Cheese Plant

Plant has alleged history of contaminated products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it will ask a federal court to order the closure of a New Jersey cheese manufacturer it says has a history of operating under unsanitary conditions.

The FDA said it will seek action against Quesos Mi Pueblito and two of its officers, Felix Sanchez and Jesus Galvez. According to the agency, recent inspections by the FDA and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services found Listeria-contaminated cheese and unsanitary conditions at the Passaic company.

If entered by the court, the injunction would stop the company and its officers from manufacturing and distributing food until they can bring their operations into full compliance with FDA food safety regulations and produce cheese that does not test positive for the presence of Listeria. The complaint for permanent injunction was filed in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.

"FDA's work with federal and state partners to root out or remedy food manufacturers not compliant with food safety laws ensures safer foods get to our dinner tables," said Michael Chappell, the FDA's acting associate commissioner for regulatory affairs.

Quesos Mi Pueblito currently manufactures and distributes a variety of soft, semi-soft, and hard Mexican cheeses in grocery stores and supermarkets in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Among Quesos Mi Pueblito's products are queso oaxaca, queso fresco, queso requeson and queso cotija molido.



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FDA Warns of Contaminated Cheese

Mexican-style cheese may be contaminated with Listeria

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese Mexican style soft cheese or any Queso Cotija Molido Mexican style grated cheese manufactured and distributed by Peregrina Cheese Corp. of New York City.

The agency says these products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Consumers who may have recently consumed these products and have these symptoms should contact their health care providers, the FDA advises.

No illnesses are known to be associated with the products at this time. The company is recalling certain products based on sampling and analysis by the FDA that detected Listeria monocytogenesin some of the samples.

The company is recalling two lots of its Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese Mexican style soft cheese and one lot of its Queso Cotija Molido Mexican style grated cheese.

The Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese comes in a 14-ounce foil wrapped packages marked with lot number 4469 or 4477 affixed to each package on a white sticker and bearing UPC number 8 17424 00024 6 and Plant # 36-8431.

The Queso Cotija Molido Cheese comes in 15-ounce clear plastic bags that are marked with UPC number 8 17424 00027 7 and Plant # 36-1388, but do not contain a lot number or production date.

Both products were distributed to retail stores in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Manhattan, and two towns in Pennsylvania (Scranton and Hazelton) in early February. The company has contacted all its customers and instructed them to destroy all affected products in their inventory.

Consumers who purchased any of the products are urged to discard them immediately. Although the FDA detected Listeria monocytogenes in only one production date of Peregrina Cheese Corporation's Queso Cotija Molido Cheese, the agency is urging consumers to discard all of these products because they do not contain a lot code or production day code to allow consumers to distinguish between a product that is of concern and a product that is not of concern.



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