April 24, 2014

Golden Glen Creamery is Recalling Cheese for Possible Listeria Contamination

Golden Glen Creamery is recalling cheese for possible Listeria contamination. The facility, located in Washington, is recalling 124 pounds of Red Pepper with Onion & Garlic Cheddar. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product.

Product details:

  • Red Pepper with Onion & Garlic Cheddar
  • Produced on August 30, 2011
  • Batch code 887
  • Sold from March 1, 2012 through June 7, 2012
  • Sold in pre-cut, random weight packages from 1/3 pound to 1/2 pound
  • Labels read “Medium Cheddar – Red Pepper with Onion & Garlic”, “GOLDEN GLEN CREAMY” and “Natural handcrafted cheese produced by the Jensen Ladies”
  • Sold at farmers markets in Skagit, Snohomish and King County
  • Sold at independent retailers in Washington state and Oregon

One sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Samples of the same batch submitted to an independent, state-approved lab have tested negative. Golden Glen Creamery has ceased distribution of the batch in question.

It is illegal to sell ready-to-eat foods contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. That bacteria can cause serious infections in the young, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Listeria infrections can cause stillbirth and miscarriages in pregnant women.

Symptoms of a Listeria infection include fever, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea. Pregnant women may have only very mild symptoms. Contact your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

If you have purchased this cheese, return it to the place of purchase for a refund. For questions, call Golden Glen Creamery at 360-766-6455 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm PST Monday through Friday.

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