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Cheese Recall Lawsuit

Cheese Recall Lawsuit

Hundreds of cheese products have been recalled after outbreaks of Listeria, a dangerous food poisoning bacteria.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting food poisoning induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was infected with Listeria after eating recalled cheese, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is the Risk?

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can grow in cold temperatures, such as refrigerators or deli counters. Infections can be deadly. The bacteria spreads out of the intestines in 5-10% of cases, which often leads to meningitis (brain inflammation) or sepsis. Infections in pregnant women can also cause miscarriage or stillbirth.

Symptoms of Listeriosis

  • High fever
  • Severe headache
  • Stiffness
  • Neck pain
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

Vulto Creamery Cheese Recalls

In March 2017, Vulto Creamery recalled all types of raw milk cheese. Six people were hospitalized with Listeria food poisoning, including one newborn baby and 2 people who died. Whole Foods also recalled Vulto cheese.

Deutsch Kase Haus Cheese Recalls

On February 9, officials in Tennessee reported a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes in a routine random sample of Amish Classic Colby deli cheese from a grocery store in Trenton, TN on January 30.

Listeria was found in cheese made by Deutsch Käse Haus, LLC in November 2016. This company is a major 3rd-party cheese supplier, so when they issued a recall, it triggered recalls from a large number of their customers.

Sargento Cheese Recall

On February 10, a recall was issued for the following Sargento cheese products due to a risk of Listeria contamination:

  • Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby, 6.84 oz., UPC 4610000228, with “Sell By” dates of “12APR17B” and “10MAY17B”
  • Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040041, with “Sell By” dates of “H14JUN17” and “H12JUL17.”
  • Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese, 12 oz., UPC 4610000109 with “Sell By” date of “11JUN17B”
  • Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese, 12 oz., UPC 4610000108 with “Sell By” dates of “12JUN17B”, “09JUL17B” and “10JUL17B”
  • Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040002 with “Sell By” dates of “H14JUN17”, “F28JUN17” and “D28JUN17”
  • Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040014 with “Sell By” date of “F05JUL17”
  • Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040076 with “Sell By” date of “F05JUL17”

Sargento Cheese – Expanded Recall

On February 17, Sargento expanded the recall to include more cheese that came from a 3rd-party supplier. Sargento also announced it has cut ties with the supplier, Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC. The full list of recalled cheese is below.

Key: [DATE] = Added February 17, 2017

UPCSizeDescriptionSell By Dates
46100001058 oz.Sargento Sliced Colby15MAY17F
46100001078 oz.Sargento Sliced Muenster05MAR17F
06MAR17F
16APR17F
17APR17F
15APR17F
46100001227.5 oz.Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack03MAY17B
46100002796.67 oz.Sargento Sliced Tomato & Basil Jack03MAR17B
46100410188 oz.Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat Colby-JackH07APR17
46100411058 oz.Sargento Shredded Chef Blends 4 Cheese PizzeriaH10APR17
46100400948 oz.Sargento Artisan Blends Double Cheddar Shredded CheeseH09JUN17
H08JUN17
46100002286.84 oz.Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby02FEB17F
01MAR17B
16MAR17F

12APR17B
10MAY17B
46100400418 oz.Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & TacoH04MAY17
S15MAY17
H01JUN17

H14JUN17
H12JUL17
461000010812 oz.Sliced Pepper Jack02MAY17B
03MAY17B
11JUN17B

12JUN17B
09JUL17B
10JUL17B
461000010912 oz.Sliced Colby-Jack01MAY17B
11JUN17B
46100400028 oz.Chef Blends Shredded TacoH11MAY17
H01JUN17

H14JUN17
F28JUN17
46100400148 oz.Off the Block Fine Cut Shredded Colby-JackH06MAY17
F05JUL17
46100400768 oz.Off the Block Fine Cut Shredded Cheddar JackH07MAY17
H08MAY17
H09MAY17

F05JUL17

Meijer Cheese Recall

On February 10, Meijer grocery stores recalled deli-counter Colby and Colby-Jack cheese sold from November 10, 2016 to February 9, 2017. The products were sold under the Meijer store-brand and they were only sold at the deli counter.

Meijer Cheese Recall – EXPANDEDMeijer Cheese Recall Listeria

On March 3, Meijer expanded their cheese recall to include store-brand Muenster and pre-made ham sandwiches that were sold last year due to a potential risk of cross contamination with Listeria. The recalled products include:

  • Meijer Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese located on “cheese islands” in the deli section and has expiration-dates of March 28, May 13, and June 10, 2017.
  • Meijer Ham Sub on Artisan White Baguette sold in the “grab-and-go” fresh deli cases, with “Sell-By” dates between November 2, 2016 and December 30, 2016.

Sara Lee Cheese Recall

On February 11, Sara Lee recalled pre-sliced deli-style Monterey Jack and Colby Jack cheese in Alabama, California, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas:

  • Sara Lee® Deli Sliced Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers, Item number 40205, Product Lot #A319349610, USE BY JUN-12-17
  • Sara Lee® Sliced Colby Jack Cheese, Item Number 40208, Product Lot #A319348610, USE BY JUN-11-17

Taylor Farms, H-E-B, Signature Cafe (Safeway) Cheese Recall

On February 11, Taylor Farms recalled over 3 tons (6,330 pounds) of pre-packaged chicken salads sold at H-E-B and Safeway because they were made with Sargento’s recalled cheese:

  • Signature Cafe Southwest Chicken Premade Salad, 10.5 oz. plastic trays with the following “USE BY” dates: “2/13/17, 2/14/17 or 2/15/17.”
  • Signature Café Southwest Style Salad with Chicken, 10.5 oz. plastic trays with the following “USE BY” dates: “2/14/17, 2/15/17 or 2/16/17.”
  • H-E-B Shake Rattle & Bowl Rowdy Ranch Hand (contains pork), 8.25 oz. plastic trays with the following “USE BY” dates: “2/17/17, 2/18/17 or 2/19/17.”

MDS Foods Cheese Recall

On February 11, a recall was issued by MDS Foods Inc., a major 3rd-party supplier of cheese for delis and grocery stores, after certain products tested positive for Listeria. Other products were recalled due to possible contamination.

The recalled cheese brands include Amish Classics, Meijer, Deli Readi, Deli Made EZ, Lipari Old Tyme, Duck Deli, and OldTyme.

Cheese Recalled for Contamination with Listeria:

Item#

Brand

Product

Size

Piece UPC

Case UPC

Date(s)

55209

Amish
Classics

Colby Deli
(Mini) Horn
6 lb8 28653 55209300 8 28653 552093Sell by: May
17, 2017
55241Amish
Classics
Colby RW FullmoonAbout 8 oz8 28653 55241 300 8 28653 55241 3Best if used by: 07/10/17
7/4/2017
6/4/2017
5/19/2017
55245Amish
Classics
Colby EW
Fullmoon
8 oz8 28653 55245 100 8 28653 55245 1Best if used by:7/10/2017
7/4/2017
6/3/2017
5/19/2017
55831Deli
Readi
Colby Mini
Cheese Slices
2 lb pack6 34660 62859 700 6 34660 628597Best if used by:05/02/2017
4/22/2017
55553Deli
Made EZ
Colby Cheese
Slices
1.5 lb pack8 28653 55554 400 8 28653 55553 7335-16
18755MeijerColby Jack Mini
Horn
6 lb710917 187557 10917 18755

Sell by Date:
05/02/17

55755MeijerColby Mini Horn6 lb710917 557557 10917 55755

Sell by Date:
05/02/17

 

Cheese Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination:

Item#

Brand

Product

Size

Piece UPC

Case UPC

Date(s)

55244Amish
Classics
Colby RW
Halfmoon
Approx.
8 oz
N/A0 08 28653 552444Best if used by:
07/10/2017
55758MeijerColby EW
Halfmoon
8 oz7 13733 34047 20 07 13733 34047 2Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18244Amish
Classics
Colby Jack
RW Halfmoon
Approx.
8 oz
N/A00828653182443Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18758MeijerColby Jack
EW Halfmoon Chunk
8 oz71373334058800713733340588Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18241Amish
Classics
Colby Jack
RW Fullmoon
Approx.
8 oz
N/A0 08 28653 18241 2Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18245Amish
Classics
Colby Jack
EW Fullmoon
8 oz82865318245000828653182450Best if used by:
07/10/2017
28245Amish
Classics
Cheddar
EW Fullmoon
8 oz82865328245700828653282457Best if used by:
07/10/2017
07/04/2017
73705Lipari Old
Tyme
Swiss
Sandwich Cut
Approx
8.5 lbs
N/A00828653737056Best if used by:
07/04/2017
10241Amish
Classics
Jalapeno RW
Fullmoon
Approx.
8 oz
N/A0 08 28653 102410Best if used by:
07/04/2017
10245Amish
Classics
Jalapeno EW
Fullmoon
8 oz82865310245800828653102458Best if used by:
07/04/2017
18830Deli ReadiColby Jack
St Pk 1oz Halfmoon Slice
1 lb6 34660628757006 34660 62875 7Best if used by:
05/02/2017
10831Deli ReadiJalapeno
St Pk 1oz Slice
2 lb pack6 346606287880 0634660 628788Best if used by:
04/22/2017
26831Deli ReadiHot Pepper
St Pk 1oz Slice
2 lb pack6 346606286890 0634660 628689Best if used by:
04/22/2017
26555Deli
Made EZ
Hot Pepper
St Pk .5oz Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 2655590 08 28653 265559Best if used by:
04/22/2017
28747Duck DeliCheddar
St Pk .75oz Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 2874760 08 28653 287476Production Date: 358-16
28545Deli
Made EZ
Cheddar
St Pk .75oz Slice
2.0 lb pack8 28653 2854580 08 28653 285458Best if used by:
04/22/2017
28555Deli
Made EZ
Ched Mild
St Pk .5oz Slice
1.5 lb pack8 28653 2855570 08 28653 28555 7Best if used by:
04/22/2017
55830Deli ReadiColby
St Pk 1oz
Halfmoon Slices
1.0 lb pack6 34660 6287260 06 34660 62872 6Best if used by:
04/22/2017
55703Old TymeColby
EW Halfmoon
8 oz0 94776 10227 30 00 41563 26105 7Best if used by:
06/03/2017
10555Deli
Made EZ
Jalapeno Jack
St Pk .5oz Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 10555 80 08 28653 105558Best if used by:
03/30/2017

MDS Cheese – Expanded Recall

On February 17, MDS Foods Inc. expanded their cheese recall to include the following products that were supplied by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC.

Item NoDescriptionBrandSizeUOMUPC CodeProduct Code Date From
10209Jalapeno Jack Mini HornAmish Classics6LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
10241Jalapeno RW FullmoonAmish Classics12LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
10244Jalapeno RW HalfmoonAmish Classics12LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
10245Jalapeno EW FullmoonAmish Classics8OZ82865310245802/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
17209Jalapeno ColbyJack Mini HornAmish Classics6LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
17245Jalapeno CoJack EW FullmoonAmish Classics8OZ82865317245102/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18209Colby Jack Mini HornAmish Classics6LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18241Colby Jack RW FullmoonAmish Classics12LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18244Colby Jack RW HalfmoonAmish Classics12LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18245ColbyJack EW FullmoonAmish Classics8OZ82865318245002/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
28209Cheddar Mini HornAmish Classics6LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
28245Cheddar EW FullmoonAmish Classics8OZ82865328245702/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55209Colby Mini HornAmish Classics6LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55241Colby RW FullmoonAmish Classics12LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55244Colby RW HalfmoonAmish Classics12LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55245Colby EW FullmoonAmish Classics8OZ82865355245102/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55523Colby LonghornAmish Classics15LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
65209Grand ButterkaseAmish Classics6LB82865365209002/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
65241Grand Butterkase RW FullmoonAmish Classics12LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
65245Grand Butterkase EW FullmoonAmish Classics8OZ82865365245802/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
69209Farmers Cheese Mini HornAmish Classics6LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55553Colby Mini Horn .75 oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865355553702/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18830ColbyJk St Pk 1oz Hlf Mn SliceDeli Readi1LB63466062875702/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18831ColbyJk St Pk 1oz Mn Hrn SliceDeli Readi2LB63466062860302/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55830Colby St Pk 1oz Hlf Mn SliceDeli Readi1LB63466062872602/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55831Colby St Pk 1oz Mini Hrn SliceDeli Readi2LB63466062859702/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18740Colby Jack Mini HornDietz & Watson6LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55740Colby Mini HornDietz & Watson6LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18755Colby Jack Mini HornMeijer6LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18758Colby Jack EW Halfmoon ChunkMeijer8OZ71373334058802/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55755Colby Mini HornMeijer6LBN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55758Colby EW Halfmoon ChunkMeijer8OZ71373334047202/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18703Colby Jack EW HalfmoonOld Tyme8OZ09477610221102/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55703Colby EW HalfmoonOld Tyme8OZ09477610227302/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
10840Pepper Jack EW HalfmoonTroyer8OZ04964693610602/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
10841Pepper Jack EW Full MoonTroyer8OZ04964693606902/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18840Marble EW HalfmoonTroyer8OZ04964693611302/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18841Marble EW Full MoonTroyer8OZ04964693605202/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18842Marble RW HalfmoonTroyer8OZN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
28841Cheddar EW Full MoonTroyer8OZ04964693607602/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55840Colby EW HalfmoonTroyer8OZ04964693609002/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55841Colby EW Full MoonTroyer8OZ04964693604502/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55842Colby RW HalfmoonTroyer8OZN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
69840Farmers EW HalfmoonTroyer8OZ04964693613702/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
69841Farmers EW Full MoonTroyer8OZ04964693608302/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
69842Farmers RW HalfmoonTroyer8OZN/A02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18790ColbyJack St Pk .75oz SliceWinder Farms1LB82865318790502/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017

Cheese Recalled Due to Possible Cross-Contamination

Item #DescriptionBrandSizeUOMUPCAffected Date(s)
10311Jalapeno Jack PrintAmish Classics10LBN/A04/18/2017
26244Hot Pepper RW SquareAmish Classics12LB85865326244206/10/2017
28311Cheddar Mild Color PrintAmish Classics10LBN/A03/28/2017
28311Cheddar Mild Color PrintAmish Classics10LBN/A04/25/2017
28311Cheddar Mild Color PrintAmish Classics10LBN/A05/29/2017
28311Cheddar Mild Color PrintAmish Classics10LBN/A07/03/2017
61243Muenster RW End ChunksAmish Classics12LBN/A273-16
61243Muenster RW End ChunksAmish Classics12LBN/A319-16
61243Muenster RW End ChunksAmish Classics12LBN/A341-16
61244Muenster RW SquareAmish Classics8OZN/A03/28/2017
61244Muenster RW SquareAmish Classics8OZN/A05/13/2017
61244Muenster RW SquareAmish Classics8OZN/A06/04/2017
03554Monterey Jck St Pk .75oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865303554103/28/2017
03554Monterey Jck St Pk .75oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865303554105/03/2017
10553Jalapeno Jck St Pk .75oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LBN/A003-17
10554Jalapeno Jck St Pk .75oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865310554103/17/2017
10554Jalapeno Jck St Pk .75oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865310554105/03/2017
10555Jalapeno Jck St Pk .5oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865310555803/28/2017
10555Jalapeno Jck St Pk .5oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865310555803/30/2017
10555Jalapeno Jck St Pk .5oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865310555805/18/2017
11553Mozzarella St Pk .75oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB828653115533322-16
11553Mozzarella St Pk .75oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB828653115533333-16
26555Hot Pepper St Pk .5oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865326555903/17/2017
26555Hot Pepper St Pk .5oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865326555904/22/2017
28532Cheddar Mild Clr StickDeli Made EZ4.5LBN/A04/18/2017
28545Ched Mld C St Pk .75oz SliceDeli Made EZ2LB82865328545804/22/2017
28553Cheddar St Pk .75oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LBN/A018-17
28555Ched Mld C Stk Pk .5oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865328555703/10/2017
28555Ched Mld C Stk Pk .5oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865328555704/22/2017
58554Provolone St Pck .75oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865358554103/28/2017
58555Provolone Stk Pk .5oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865358555803/28/2017
61552Muenster St Pk .75 oz SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB828653615521328-16
71554Havarti .75oz St Pk SliceDeli Made EZ1.5LB82865371554205/03/2017
10831Jalapeno St Pk 1oz SliceDeli Readi2LB63466062878802/28/2017
10831Jalapeno St Pk 1oz SliceDeli Readi2LB63466062878804/22/2017
10831Jalapeno St Pk 1oz SliceDeli Readi2LB63466062878805/18/2017
26831Hot Pepper St Pk 1oz SliceDeli Readi2LB63466062868902/28/2017
26831Hot Pepper St Pk 1oz SliceDeli Readi2LB63466062868904/22/2017
26831Hot Pepper St Pk 1oz SliceDeli Readi2LB63466062868905/16/2017
28831Cheddar St Pk 1oz SliceDeli Readi2LB63466062877102/28/2017
28831Cheddar St Pk 1oz SliceDeli Readi2LB63466062877105/04/2017
28745Cheddar Mild Color LoafDuck Deli5LBN/A273-16
28747Cheddar St Pk .75oz SliceDuck Deli1.5LB828653287476004-17
28747Cheddar St Pk .75oz SliceDuck Deli1.5LB828653287476358-16
58747Provolone Stk Pck .75oz SliceDuck Deli1.5LB828653587477004-17
58774Provolone St Pk .667ozLa Rosa2.25LB828653587743004-17
28769Cheddar St Pk .75oz SliceMadison Valley1.5LB828653287698320-16
61758Muenster EW SquareMeijer8OZ88692627573503/28/2017
61758Muenster EW SquareMeijer8OZ88692627573505/13/2017
61758Muenster EW SquareMeijer8OZ88692627573506/10/2017
10703Jalapeno Jack EW HalfmoonOld Tyme8OZ09477610230305/29/2017
26703Hot Pepper Cheese EW SquareOld Tyme8OZ09477610228006/10/2017
61703Muenster EW SquareOld Tyme8OZ09477610224206/04/2017
10812Jalapeno Jck St Pk .75oz SliceSutters Quality Foods1.5LB82865310812202/28/2017
10812Jalapeno Jck St Pk .75oz SliceSutters Quality Foods1.5LB82865310812205/16/2017
10815Jalapeno Jack LoafSutters Quality Foods5LBN/A05/09/2017
28812Cheddar St Pk .75oz SliceSutters Quality Foods1.5LB82865328812605/18/2017
28815Cheddar Mild Color LoafSutters Quality Foods5LBN/A04/18/2017
58814Provolone SalameSutters Quality Foods6LBN/A05/06/2017
10790Jalapeno Jck St Pk .75oz SliceWinder Farms1LB82865310790305/03/2017

Country Fresh Cheese Recall

On February 13, Country Fresh, LLC recalled 2,552 cases of cheese-stuffed mushrooms and fruit-and-cheese trays due to possible Listeria contamination.

The products were sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The recalled products include:

  • Country Fresh Tuscan Style Mushroom, Foam Overwrap Tray, UPC 74641-07211, Best-By: 2/14/17 — 2/17/17
  • Country Fresh Stuffed Mushrooms, Foam Overwrap Tray, UPC 74641-07207, Best-By: 2/14/17 — 2/17/17
  • Southwest Stuffed Mushrooms, Foam Overwrap Tray, UPC 72036-88471, Best-By: Best-By: 2/14/17 — 2/17/17
  • Marketside Garlic Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms, Clamshell, UPC 681131-14821, Best-By: 2/15/17 — 2/17/17
  • Ready Fresh Go Fruit and Hatch Pepper Cheese, Clamshells, UPC 41220-03680, Best By: 1/19/17 — 2/16/17

Guggisberg Cheese Recall

On February 14, a recall was issued by Guggisberg Cheese Inc. for cheese sold at deli counters. The products were manufactured from September 1, 2016 to January 27, 2017 and they have “Best-By” dates ranging from June 01, 2017 to October 27, 2017. The products were sold at delis in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, and West Virginia.

  • Guggisberg Cheddar Horns
  • Guggisberg Colby Horns
  • Guggisberg Farmer’s Cheese horns
  • Guggisberg Garden Vegetable Horns
  • Guggisberg Marble Horns
  • Guggisberg Marble Longhorn
  • Guggisberg Pepper Jack Horns
  • Guggisberg Thunder Jack Horns
  • Guggisberg exact Marble Mini Rounds
  • Guggisberg exact Colby Mini Rounds
  • Guggisberg exact Pepper Jack Mini Rounds
  • Guggisberg Cheese with Yogurt cultures deli horns

Holiday Gift Box Cheese Recall – Dutch Valley Food Distributors

On February 17, Dutch Valley Food Distributors (Schlabach) issued a recall for a variety of cheese products, including many sold in gift boxes under the Guggisberg brand.

They were sold in the following states: AR, FL, GA, IA, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, NC, NE, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI & WV.

The recalled gift boxes include:

  • Cheese Lover’s Box
  • Holiday Delight Box
  • Ultimate Amish Sampler Box
  • Custom Gift Box
  • Holiday Crowd Pleaser Basket
  • Country Christmas Basket
  • Taste of Goodness Basket

The recalls also include a variety of Guggisberg cheese horns that were sold in 6-lb, 15-lb, and other sizes with “Use By” dates between June 01, 2017 and October 27, 2017:

  • Guggisberg Colby Cheese mini horn
  • Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese mini horn
  • Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese mini horn
  • Guggisberg Pepperjack Mini Horn
  • Guggisberg Farmers Cheese Mini Horn
  • Guggisberg Colby Cheese Longhorns
  • Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese Longhorns
  • Guggisberg Colby Cheese
  • Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese
  • Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese
  • Guggisberg Pepperjack Cheese
  • Guggisberg Farmers Cheese
  • Guggisberg Colby Cheese
  • Guggisberg Colby Cheese
  • Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese

Biery Cheese Recall

On February 16, Biery Cheese recalled specialty Longhorn Colby cheese that were distributed between November 11, 2016 and January 4, 2017 in Georgia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

Brand

Description

Product Size

UPC Code

Sell By Date

Delallo

Premium Sliced Colby Cheese

8 oz

0 72368 12452 0

May/6/2017

Delallo

Premium Sliced Hot Pepper Cheese

8 oz

0 72368 12462 9

May/6/2017

Dietz & Watson

Pasteurized Process New York State Cheddar Cheese with Jalapeno and Cayenne

8 oz

0 31506 79412 4

May/6/2017

Dietz & Watson

Pepper Jack Cheese

8 oz.

0 31506 79450 6

May/6/2017

Private Selections

Hardwood Smoked Gouda Slice

8 oz.

0 11110 60861 1

05/06/17

Saputo Cheese Recall

On February 16, Saputo Inc., Canada’s biggest dairy processor, recalled two types of Gouda cheese that were sold at deli-counters in the U.S. nationwide. The products include:

  • Great Midwest® Applewood Smoked Gouda Cheese (~6 lb products, “Sell By” May 22, 2017)
  • Dutchmark® Pasteurized Processed Smoked Gouda Cheese (~2 lb products, “Best if Used By” November 18, 2017)

Ready Pac Chicken Salad

On February 22, Ready Pac Foods Inc. recalled nearly 60,000 pounds of “Puro Picante Blazin’ Hot” chicken salad sold nationwide. The salads contain cheese from a 3rd-party supplier that may be contaminated with Listeria.

  • Ready Pac Foods Puro Picante Blazin Hot Chicken Salad: 7.5-oz. single serve salad bowl packages with “Use By” Dates of 01/31/17 through 03/04/2017.

Premo Meat and Poultry Wraps

On February 24, PREMO brand meat & poultry wraps were recalled because they were made with cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria:

  • Ham & Cheddar Wrap
  • Tuscan Chicken Wrap
  • Italian Wrap

They were sold in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia, with “Best by” dates of February 12, 2017 and February 14, 2017. The products are 5-oz plastic packages containing one wrap.

Bashas’ and Food City Cheese Recall

On February 24, Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores recalled 9 types of Colby cheese that were sold in Arizona at Bashas’ and Food City supermarket meat departments under the grocery brands’ private label between September 1, 2016 and February 21, 2017.

  • Food City Colby Longhorn Cheese
  • Food City Colby Jack Cheese
  • Food City Colby Monterey Cheese
  • Random Weight Longhorn Colby Cheese
  • Random Weight Cut Co-Jack Cheese
  • Random Weight Cut Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Random Weight Cut Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Random Weight Colby Quarter Longhorn
  • Random Weight Colby Horn

Lipari Cheese RecallListeria Recall for Lipari Old Tyme Cheese

On February 28, Lipari Foods LLC recalled a variety of bulk cheese that was sold at deli counters and smaller products that were sold individually under the “Lipari Old Tyme” and “Copperwood” brand-names.

They were sold in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

BrandProductLipari
Product #
WeightSell By
Date
UPC
CopperwoodColby Jack Mini Horn3598864/6#8/7/17
8/15/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
CopperwoodPepper Jack Mini
Horn
3598804/6#5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old TymeColby Mini Horn1195362/6#5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old TymeColby Jack Longhorn1196362/14.5#5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old TymeColby Longhorn1197362/15.0#5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old TymePepper Jack Mini
Horn
1198362/6#5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old TymeFirecracker Jack Mini
Horn
2492032/6#5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old TymeSwiss Cheese1260002/8# AVG7/4/17
7/10/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old TymeColby Jack Mini Horn1194362/6#8/7/17
8/15/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old TymeColby Jack Cheese18558112/8 OZ2/28/17 thru
8/14/17
094776102211
Lipari Old TymeColby Cheese18554712/8 OZ2/28/17 thru
8/14/17
094776102273
Lipari Old TymePepper Jack Cheese18542812/8 OZ2/28/17 thru
8/14/17
094776102303
Lipari Old TymeHot Pepper Cheese18561512/8 OZ6/10/17094776102280
Lipari Old TymeMuenster Cheese18549612/8 OZ6/4/17094776102242

Yoke’s Fresh Market Cheese Recall

Yokes Fresh Market Colby Cheese RecallOn February 28, Yoke’s Fresh Market recalled two types of store-brand Colby cheese that were sold in Washington and Idaho between September 1, 2016 and January 17, 2017. The cheese was made by Guggisberg and Deutsch Kase Haus and it may be contaminated with Listeria.

  • Colby Jack Longhorn Cheese (16 oz)
  • Colby Longhorn Cheese (16 oz)

GFS Monterey Jack Cheese RemcallRecalled BFS Cheese

On March 8, Biery Cheese Co. issued a recall for “GFS Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers” sold in 1.5-pound plastic packages from February 7-10 at stores in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. The products have UPC UPC Code #093901777584 and “Best By” dates of July 19 and 20, 2017. They were distributed by Deutsch Kase Haus and may be contaminated with Listeria.

Vulto Creamery Cheese RecallRecalled Vulto Cheese

On March 13, Vulto Creamery expanded a recall to include all types of raw milk cheese.

The CDC reported 6 people were hospitalized with Listeria, including one newborn baby and 2 people who died. Illnesses were reported in four states: Connecticut (1), Florida (1), New York (3), and Vermont (1).
Two samples of Vulto Ouleout cheese tested positive for Listeria in separate sampling by the FDA and New York state health officials. The recalled cheeses include:
  • Andes
  • Blue Blais
  • Hamden
  • Heinennellie
  • Miranda
  • Ouleout
  • Walton Umber
  • Willowemoc

Whole Foods Vulto Cheese Recall

Recalled Vulto Cheese from Whole FoodsOn March 13, Whole Foods expanded their recall to include all Vulto raw milk cheese products after a deadly outbreak of Listeria food poisoning.

The recall includes soft wash-rind raw milk cheese, including Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden, Heinennellie, Miranda, Ouleout, Walton Umber, and Willowemoc.

Vulto cheese was sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores:

  • 350 Grasmere Avenue, Fairfield, CT
  • 170 Great Road, Bedford, MA
  • 115 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA
  • 575 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA
  • 94 Derby Street, Hingham, MA
  • 647 Washington Street, Newton, MA
  • 2 Somerset Street, Portland, ME
  • 1255 Raritan Road Unit 150, Clark, NJ
  • 300 Bergen Town Center, Paramus, NJ
  • 1425 Central Avenue, Albany, NY
  • 238 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1095 Avenue of the Americas. New York, NY
  • 250 7th Ave, New York, NY
  • 270 Greenwich Street, New York, NY
  • 4 Union Square South, New York, NY
  • 575 Boston Post Road, Port Chester, NY

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