The Richfield, Pennsylvania company, Apple Tree Goat Dairy, has announced a recall of several kinds of cheese due to a possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The cheeses that have been affected by the recall are French Herb Chevre Lot #736 in 8 oz. and 5 lb packages; Feta cheese aged 60 days lot #836; Gouda Cheese Aged 60 days Lot #426; Pasteurized chevre Lot #816, in 5 lb. and 8 oz. packages.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and even fatal infections. The organism known as Listeria monocytogenes can lead to severe infections in sick, elderly, or young people. Some symptoms are high fever, severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and stiffness. Listeria infection can also cause serious complications among pregnant women.
Cheese products included in the recall were distributed thru Lancaster co-op in Washington DC, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Currently, there has been no reported illness in connection with this recall.
The recall stemmed from a routine sampling program conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Listeria Monocytogenes was discovered in the samples collected. The company is currently working with the agency to resolve the issue.
Customers can visit the company’s website for a complete list and description of the recalled cheese. Customers who have purchased these recalled products are to contact the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the Apple Tree Goat Dairy during regular business hours.
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