The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is warning consumers not to eat certain batches of raw milk cheese from Stone Meadow Farm in Centre County. Samples taken on December 12, 2016 tested positive for Staphylococcus aureus.
The warning is for Stone Meadow Farm’s raw 60 day aged Havarti cheese and raw 60 day aged Colby Cheese. The cheese are labeled with the Stone Meadow Farm name and its address at 190 Quarry Road in Woodward, Pennsylvania.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of these products. The cheese were sold between October 2016 and mid-December 2016.
The cheeses were sold in half-pound blocks at the Susquehanna Valley Growers Market in Lewisburg, Union County; the Boalsburg Farmers Market in Centre County; and the Millheim Farmers Market in Centre County. The cheese also is sold in five-pound blocks to Elk Creek Café & Aleworks in Millheim, Centre County.
If you purchased one of these products, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed container or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.