June 24, 2022

International Recalls of Listeria Contaminated Cheese

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Tree of Life Canada are recalling Yanni and Gopi brand cheese products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There have been no illnesses reported in Canada associated with the consumption of these cheeses, but there is an outbreak in the United States linked to recalled Karoun Dairies products. In fact, in the United States, the Listeria outbreak linked to these cheeses has sickened 24 people in nine states. Twenty-one people, including five pregnant women, have been hospitalized because of their illness. One person in Ohio has died and one woman suffered a miscarriage, according to the CDC. The case patient count is: California (14), Colorado (1), Illinois (1), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (1), New York (2), Ohio (1), … [Read more...]

A Listeriosis Outbreak, A Cheese Recall, Little Info

Under a recall of cheeses produced by Karoun Dairies, the FDA has "kind of" announced a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. There is no information from the CDC, no case numbers, and no illness dates. The only word about the outbreak is "To date, no product has tested positive for Listeria but in view of the association with listeriosis cases Karoun Dairies Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall in the interest of protecting public health." No photos have been released of any products or product labels. This type of action is very frustrating for consumers. We know the brand names of the cheeses (Karoun, Arz, Gopi, Queso Del Valle, Central Valley Creamery, Gopi, and Yanni). We know the item name and the UPC codes and the use-by dates. We know that the cheeses were sold across the … [Read more...]

Listeria Illnesses Prompt Cheese Recall of brands Del Valle, Central Valley Creamery, Gopi, and Yanni

Karoun Dairies Inc. of San Fernando, California is recalling a variety of cheeses that have been associated with Listeria illnesses. Consumers who have purchased any of these cheeses should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Those at high risk of Listeria infections are young children, seniors, those with compromised immune systems and pregnant women.  Among pregnant women, listeriosis can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or infection of newborns.Symptoms of an infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The recalled products are vacuum packed, in jars or in pails under the following brands; Karoun, Arz, Gopi, Queso Del Valle, Central Valley Creamery, Gopi, and Yanni. Weights vary from 5 … [Read more...]

Kraft Singles Recalled for Choking Hazard

Kraft Singles are being recalled for potential choking hazard. The Kraft Heinz Company is voluntarily recalling select code dates and manufacturing codes of the individually-wrapped cheese slices that may contain a thin strip of the individual packaging film that is not removed along with the wrapper. Ten consumers have reported complaints about the product, three of them reported choking. The recall affects 3-lb. and 4-lb. sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product with "Best When Used By Date" of 29 DEC 15 through 04 JAN 16, followed by the Manufacturing Code S54 or S55. No other sizes, varieties or code dates are included in the recall. Approximately 36,000 cases of the recalled product were shipped to retailers in the U.S., Puerto Rico … [Read more...]

Redwood Hill Farm Raw Goat Milk Feta Recalled for Listeria

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery Inc. of Sebastopol, CA is voluntarily recalling its 3lb Raw Goat Milk Feta in Brine buckets for Listeria. The recalled cheese has the  lot code #14000610 and was sold to three distributors in Northern California: Cowgirl Creamery, in the Ferry Building, San Francisco and at  Pt. Reyes Station.  Good Earth Natural Foods in Fairfax and Bom Dia in San Francisco. The recalled product was packaged in a white plastic bucket marked with a white lot code sticker on the top. They were shipped two buckets to the case. No other products are included in the recall. At the time of the recall there had been no reports of illness but consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening … [Read more...]

Queseria Bendita Listeria Soft Cheese Recall Updated

The recall of Queseria Bendita soft cheeses and sour cream for Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been updated to include ALL best by dates. Previously, all products with best by dates up to 4/16/15 were recalled. There is an outbreak associated with this recall; three people in Washington state were sickened with listeriosis. Two people were hospitalized, and one person died. One illness was associated with a pregnancy. The recalled products are packaged in clear plastic wrappers or plastic tubs, and the best by dates are stamp coded next to a label. The cheeses and sour cream have shelf lives of up to 90 days. The last date of distribution was January 15, 2015. That means consumers probably still have them in their homes. All best by dates are recalled. The recalled … [Read more...]

Kraft Singles Recall Prompts Food Poisoning Complaints

The Kraft American Singles recall has prompted complaints of illness from consumers who are commenting on news sites, including this one, and on the Kraft Cheese Facebook page. On August 29, Kraft recalled 7,691 cases of the cheese which was distributed to stores nationwide. A list of retailers who sold packages has not yet been made available. Many of those complaining of illness describe food poisoning symptoms such as stomachache that is sometimes severe, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, lack of appetite and fatigue. Some have also mentioned headaches. See a doctor if you ate the cheese and are experiencing these symptoms. The recalled products were sold n 12 oz., 16 oz and 64 oz sizes with “Best When Used By” dates of February 20, 2015, and February 21, 2015. Kraft … [Read more...]

Kraft American Singles Recalled

Kraft Foods Group is  recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product.  The products are being recalled because a supplier did not store an ingredient used to make the product at the proper temperature. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. The recalled products were sold n 12 oz. 16 oz and 64 oz sizes with “Best When Used By” dates of February 20, 2015, and February 21, 2015. They recalled products were produced at Kraft’s Springfield, MO manufacturing facility and distributed nationwide. Recalled products include: 12 oz Kraft American Singles sold in 16 slice packages with "best by" dates FEB 2015 and 21 FEB 2015 and UPC 0 21000 60464 7; 16 oz Kraft American Singles sold in 24 slice packages … [Read more...]

Smith’s Country Cheese Recalls Gouda for Listeria

Smith's Country Cheese of Winchendon, MA is recalling 21 wheels of waxed gouda for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. People who have purchased this cheese should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. The recalled wheels of cheese were distributed in Massachusetts and sold to retail stores. They were coated in red wax and wrapped in saran wrap. The whole wheels weigh 10 lbs and labeled Smith's Farmstead Gouda. The half wheels weigh 5 lbs and labeled Mountain Gouda. A weight label with a julian date in the lower right hand corner that reads 4037 is on the back. .Many wheels and half wheels were likely cut and packaged into consumer sizes at the retail level. Listeria can cause … [Read more...]

Help! I Bought Cheese That Is Part of a Recall for Listeria

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shut down operations at Roos Foods Inc. of Kenton, DE yesterday by suspending the company's food facility registration. FDA inspectors found unsanitary conditions at the dairy foods processing company which has been linked to a Listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people, killing one of them. Consumers who have purchased Roos cheese, sour cream or other dairy products from the company, where inspectors found roof water raining down onto the equipment in the cheese processing room, rusty equipment and standing water on the floor, should not eat them. Unlike other foodborne pathogens, Listeria can thrive in cool temperatures. All lots and product sizes of the following Roos products have been recalled: Santa Rosa de Lima Queso Duro … [Read more...]

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