July 15, 2024

Throw Out Butterfield Farm Cheese, Warns CT Ag Dept

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture warning consumers, stores and restaurants to throw out cheese purchased from The Butterfield Farm Co. in Cornwall after October 14, 2014.  The cheese may not have been pasteurized and could contain harmful bacteria.

GoatNo illnesses have been reported, but unpasteurized cheese can cause serious illness. Sales of cheeses in inventory at the Cornwall company, which is licensed to make cheese form pasteurized milk, were embargoed on January 22.

During an inspection, health officials discovered hat the company had no records of pasteurizing seven deliveries of raw milk made to its Hautboy Hill Road farm between Oct. 14 and Nov. 2.

The cheese in question were sold at farmers’ markets and in about 20 stores and restaurants in Connecticut,  and at the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City and the Pleasantville Market in Pleasantville, N.Y.

The agriculture department is contacting all known commercial outlets for the products.




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