May 24, 2024

Raw Goat Milk Cheese Recalled in WI for E. coli O111

SW Wisconsin Dairy Goat Products Coop of Mount Sterling, Wisconsin is recalling Raw Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese because it may be contaminated with E. coli O111:H8. This is a shiga-toxin producing bacteria that can cause serious illness and can lead to kidney failure and death. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product.

Raw Goat Milk Cheese E. coli O111 recallThe product was distributed in the Midwest  and Southwest regions of the United States. It was sent through distributorship in Wisconsin and Georgia. From those states the cheese was sent to retail stores in the Midwest and Southwest. This bacteria is one of the six TEC strains that are a serious health concern.

The cheese is Lot Code 103-114. It was packed in an 8 ounce cryovac retail piece with the code on a sticker attached to the side of the package. The product is all white with separate front and back labels. The back label is the black and white nutrition statement and ingredient label. The front is a yellow and blue label with the brand name.

The recall was initiated after a case of two five pound loaves in original packaging was collected on July 8 from an offsite warehouse. The sample tested positive for shiga toxin and was found to be contaminated with the bacteria. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a closed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund.

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