April 15, 2024

Raw Farm Raw Cheddar E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Sickens 11

The Raw Farm raw Cheddar E. coli O157:H7 outbreak has now sickened at least 11 people in five states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Raw Farm voluntarily recalled their cheese on February 19, 2024 but has since withdrawn that recall. The FDA and CDC continue to recommend that people not eat the cheese because epidemiological evidence indicates that, "Raw Farm brand raw cheddar cheese is making people in this outbreak sick." In interviews with public health officials, 7 of 9 people interviewed, or 75%,  said they ate Raw Farm raw Cheddar cheese before they got sick. This percentage is significantly higher than the 4.9% of respondents who reported eating any raw milk cheese in the FoodNet Population Survey. In addition, whole genome sequencing … [Read more...]

FDA Weighs in on Raw Farms Raw Cheddar E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak

FDA weighs in on the Raw Farms raw Cheddar E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened at least 10 people in four states. Four people have been hospitalized in this outbreak, and one person has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. The cheese has been voluntarily recalled by Raw Farm. The recalled products include original flavor, all sizes of blocks and shredded packages, and Cheddar with added Jalapeño Flavor, all sizes of blocks and shredded packages. The cheese was sold at retailers nationwide. Ill patients have reported buying the cheese at Sprouts Farmers Market and Bristol Farms. The FDA will update the advisory if they discover other retailers who have sold this cheese. The patient case count by state is: California (4), Colorado (3), Texas … [Read more...]

Raw Farm Raw Cheddar Cheese E. coli Outbreak Sickens 10

A Raw Farm raw Cheddar cheese E. coli outbreak has sickened at least 10 people in four states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Four people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. Raw Farm LLC has agreed to recall products and is working with the FDA. One pound and half pound blocks of the cheese, and half pound shredded cheese was recalled on February 17, 2024. The case count by state is: California (4), Colorado (3), Texas (1), and Utah (2). The patient age range is from two to 58 years. And illness onset dates range from October 18, 2023 to January 29, 2024. One person has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a form of kidney failure. The number of patients in this outbreak is likely much higher than reported, and there may be more … [Read more...]

Hilltop Meadow Raw Pepper Jack Cheese Recalled For Listeria

Hilltop Meadow Raw Pepper Jack Cheese is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Hilltop Meadow Farm is located at 153 Martin Road in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill county. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this raw milk cheese. The cheese was sold in 1/2 pound, 1 pound, 2 pound, and 5 pound sizes at the  on-farm store and in these stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Wisconsin: Meadow Run Farms, 727 Rettew Mill Road, Littitz in Lancaster County Pennsylvania Shady Acres Farm Market, 8514 Elizabethtown Road, Elizabethtown, in Lancaster County Pennsylvania Willow Haven Farm, 7686 Herber Road, New Tripoli, in Leigh County, Pennsylvania Healthy Habits Natural Market, 1120 … [Read more...]

Remembrance Farm Raw Milk Cheese Recalled For Listeria

Remembrance Farm raw milk cheese is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The cheese is called Connecticut Hill Melter. The farm is located at 6294 Searsburg Road, Trumansburg, which is located in Tompkins County in New York. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this cheese. The cheese is packaged in about 0.5 pound wedges that are wrapped in cheese wax paper that is deep gold and white. The name Connecticut Hill Melter is on the package. The batch number of 042323 is printed on the label. The cheese was sold and distributed to members of the Full Plate Farm Collective Community Supported Agriculture in Ithaca, New York. A sample of the … [Read more...]

Raw Farm Raw Cheddar Cheese Recalled in CA For Salmonella

Raw Farm Raw Cheddar Cheese is being recalled in California for possible Salmonella contamination. The cheese is also subject to a quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this cheese. The recalling firm is Raw Farm LLC of Fresno County. The order applies to "Raw Farm Cheddar," that is packaged in one pound (16 ounce) blocks. The code date that is marked on the plastic wrapper is BEST BY: 03/16/2024 and BATCH# 20230517-1. CDFA found the Salmonella bacteria in a routine sample that was collected at the Raw Farm LLC manufacturing and packaging facility. Raw cheese is made from raw milk that has not been pasteurized to kill pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli, and … [Read more...]

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...]

Cricket Creek Farm Cheese Listeria Recall Expanded; One Illness

The Cricket Creek Farm Cheese Listeria recall has been expanded to include a new type of cheese. One illness from a person who has been hospitalized has been reported in connection with the consumption of these products. The new recall is for one lot of Berkshire Bloom cheese because it was inadequately pasteurized. Berkshire Bloom cheese, with a product label of 076, is a camembert style, bloomy rind cheese. The circular cheese measures 4 inches in diameter and about 1.25 inches tall. It’s sold in a white cheese paper wrapper with blue label. This batch of cheese was distributed between April 20, 2023 and May 12, 2023. The other two recalled cheeses are Sophelise and Tobasi. Sophelise cheese, with the product code 087055, is a washed, pasteurized milk cheese with a soft rind and … [Read more...]

Cricket Creek Farm Cheese Recalled After One Listeria Illness

Cricket Creek Farm Cheese is being recalled after one Listeria monocytogenes illness was reported. The recalling firm is Cricket Creek Farm of Williamstown, Massachusetts. The recalled products are 165 pounds of Sophelise cheese and 149 pounds of Tobasi cheese. The cheeses were distributed in Massachusetts and New York through these stores: Wild Oats in Williamstown, Massachusetts; Provisions Williamstown in Williamstown, Massachusetts; McEnroe Organic Farm Market in Millerton, New York; New Lebanon Farmers Market in New Lebanon, New York; and at restaurants and farmers markets. You can see pictures of these cheeses at the FDA web site. Sophelise is a washed, pasteurized milk cheese with a soft rind and pinkish hue. The circular cheese is four inches in diameter and about one … [Read more...]

Le Fromage au Village Raw Cheddar Recalled For Listeria

Le Fromage au Village Raw Cheddar Cheese is being recalled in Canada for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. An investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak triggered this recall. There have been illnesses reported that may be associated with the consumption of this product. The government is conducting further testing. The recalling firm is Le Fromage au Village Inc. This warning is an update of a recall that was issued on February 11, 2023 to correctly identify the recalled products. The lot dates changed. You can see pictures of the recalled product at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) web site. These products were sold in Ontario and Quebec at the retail level and were also sold online. The cheeses may also have been sold in other provinces and … [Read more...]

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