December 2, 2023

Cricket Creek Farm Feta Added to Listeria Monocytogenes Recall

Cricket Creek Farm Feta cheese is added to the recall of Sophelise, Tobasi, and Berkshire Bloom because of inadequate pasteurization. These cheeses are being recalled for possible Lsiteira monocytogenes contamination. There is one illness associated with the Sophelise cheese; that person has been hospitalized. That farm is located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Sophelise, Tobasi, Feta and Berkshire Bloom cheeses were distributed in Massachusetts and New York through Wild Oats in Williamstown, Massachusetts; Provisions Williamstown in Williamstown, Massachusetts; Wells Provisions in Charlemont, Massachusetts; McEnroe Organic Farm Market in Millerton, New York; New Lebanon Farmers Market in New Lebanon, New York, at restaurants, and at farmers markets. The feta cheese has a … [Read more...]

Pool Forge Dairy White Cheese Queso Recalled For Pasteurization

Pool Forge Dairy White Cheese Queso is being voluntarily recalled for possible risk of pathogen contamination due to inadequate pasteurization. Pasteurization is a heating process applied to dairy products that destroys bacteria such as E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Brucella, and Salmonella. There is no mention of any possible illnesses connected to this problem because the recall was posted on the FDA's Enforcement Report page. The recalling firm is Pool Forge Dairy that is located at 201 Bridgeville road in East Earl, Pennsylvania. The recalled product was distributed in New Jersey. The recall initiation date was March 14, 2023, but the center classification date is May 1, 2023. The recalled product is Pool Forge Dairy White Cheese Queso Blanco Blanco Delicias del Campo … [Read more...]

Health Alert For Seville Spread by Yellow House Cheese in OH

A health alert has been issued for Seville Spread in two flavors, by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The product was not tested for antibiotics, and there are no pasteurization records for the milk that was used to make the cheese. All milk that is used to make dairy products in that state must be tested for the presence of antibiotics before processing. People who are allergic to some types of antibiotics could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. And the milk that is used to make this type of soft cheese must be pasteurized. Unpasteurized milk may contain harmful pathogens such as Campylobacter, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, and E. coli that can make you very sick. The recalled products are Seville Spread and Seville Spread Brown Sugar Cinnamon. The … [Read more...]

Green Field Farms Chocolate Milk Recalled For Improper Pasteurization

Green Field Farms Chocolate Milk has been recalled for improper pasteurization. Pasteurization is a heat treatment process used on milk to kill pathogens that make it safe to consume. No illnesses have been reported to the company or the government to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling company is Green Field Farms of Fredericksburg, Ohio. The recalled product is Green Field Farms Chocolate Milk with a code date of 09/29/21. The product is whole milk. The dairy says that 1,242 units of the milk were distributed in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington D.C, from September 7 through September 16, 2021. The quality issue is isolated to Whole Chocolate Milk with an expiration date of … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania Camp Yersinia Outbreak in 2019 Linked to Pasteurized Milk

A Pennsylvania camp Yersinia outbreak in 2019 was linked to pasteurized milk that was produced and pasteurized at a small local dairy in the northeastern part of the state. Cases occurred in campers, camp staff, and community members who were not affiliated with the camp. One hundred nine people were sickened, and seven people were hospitalized. This was only the sixth Yersinia enterocolitica outbreak reported worldwide in association with pasteurized milk. Four of these outbreaks were at small dairies conducting on-site pasteurization. Five clinical isolates from camp members, two from community members, and nine isolates from unpasteurized milk from the dairy were indistinguishable using whole genome sequencing. The risk for yersinosis among camp staff who drank the dairy's … [Read more...]

Listeria Outbreak Associated With Pasteurized Chocolate Milk

Usually, when we write about an outbreak associated with milk, the product in question is raw, or unpasteurized, milk. But in the CDC's Emerging Infectious Diseases issue for March 2019, a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak associated with pasteurized chocolate milk in Ontario, Canada is the subject. That outbreak took place from November 2015 through June 2016. The article states that listeriosis outbreak associated with pasteurized milk are rare in North America, but, like all foods, dairy products can be contaminated with pathogens after pasteurization. A study conducted in the U.S. reviewed 83 fluid milk-associated outbreaks from 1990 to 2006; only one was attributed to Listeria monocytogenes. Thirty four people were sickened during this outbreak, but only people who lived in … [Read more...]

Sprout Creek Farm Margie Cheese Recalled For Improper Pasteurization

According to news reports, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets states that a Sprout Creek Farm cows milk cheese called Margie is being voluntarily recalled for improper pasteurization. Pasteurization heats the milk used to make cheese to a temperature high enough to kill any pathogenic bacteria that may be present. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled cow's milk cheese is called Margie, with a Make Date of August 28, 2018 and a Best By Date of November 12, 2018. The product was sold at these stores: Baldor Foods throughout the state, Simons Catering in Dutchess County, Walbridge Farm Market in Dutchess County, Cold Spring Cheese Shop in Putnam County, Turning Stone Resort in Oneida County, Mohonk Mountain House in … [Read more...]

Improperly Pasteurized Milk Recalled in New York State

The New York State Agriculture Commissioner told consumers that 1% low fat milk produced by Mountain Fresh Dairy in Binghamton, New York is being recalled for improper pasteurization. The notice states, "Proper pasteurization heats milk in order to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella." No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled 1% low fat milk was sold at three non profit grocery stores in New Jersey (NPGS). The locations are: 2080 West County Line Road, Jackson, New Jersey; 231 Main Street, Lakewood, New Jersey; and 152 James Street, Lakewood, New Jersey. The product was sold under the name Mountain FRESH KOSHER DAIRY CHOLOV YISROEL.  It was also distributed by the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse … [Read more...]

Westby Cottage Cheese Retrieved for Improper Pasteurization

Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture issued a consumer alert for 4% cottage cheese made by Westby Cooperative Creamery for possible improper pasteurization. Now they are issuing a "voluntary product retrieval notice" which is basically a recall. The product was manufactured and packaged on August 17, 2016, and possibly sold to consumers on or before August 26, 2016. The cottage cheese is packaged in 16 ounce, 22 ounce, and 24 ounce containers, under the brand names of Westby, Food Club, Oberweis, and Shurfine. The containers are marked with Lot Code 10-6-16 cc, and Plant #55-372. About 700 cases of the product, with 12 containers per case, were distributed in Wisconsin and to a distribution center in Aurora, Illinois. The company does not know how much of the product … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Ag Issues Consumer Alert for Westby Cottage Cheese

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture has issued a consumer alert for 4% cottage cheese made by Westby Cooperative Creamery because it may not be properly pasteurized. Consumers who purchased the product should not eat it as it may contain bacteria that could cause illness.located in Westby, Wisconsin. The presence of active alkaline phosphatase was discovered in samples during routine testing and may indicate that the product was not adequately pasteurized. The cheese was distributed throughout Wisconsin and in Aurora, Illinois, on or before August 26, and marked with the lot code 10-6-16 cc and Plant #55-372. It was packaged in 16-, 22- and 24-ounce containers and sold under the brand names Westby, Food Club, Oberweis and Shurfine. Consumers who bought the cheese can return it to … [Read more...]

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