Cheese Recalled in Multiple States over Potential Listeria Contamination
Recently, a number of food products have been recalled in America and abroad, but the biggest recall alert over the past week has been that of cheese in multiple states.
On June 1st, Food Safety News reported that Paris Brothers of Kansas City, MO, was recalling dozens of cheese products over concerns of potential Listeria contamination. The news said:
This recall is the result of routine sampling by the Food and Drug Administration, which revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
The states in which the cheese products were recalled include: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, as well as one store in Mississippi and one store in Florida.
The story listed the labels and lot codes of the recalled cheeses, adding that individual retail stores may have relabeled the products.
The FDA also listed all the recalled cheeses and asked all consumers to return the recalled cheese products, if they have bought any, to the respective stores and get a full refund. The FDA is open to questions from consumers at 816-455-4188 (Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm CST).
The recall of Paris Brothers cheese comes soon after the big recall of strawberries in multiple states over potential contamination with Hepatitis A virus. The health alert was started when people in California and Minnesota fell sick between March 28 and April 30 after consuming fresh strawberries. Authorities say an investigation is underway to find what went wrong.
As reported by Food Safety News, some crabmeat manufactured by Irvington Seafood has also been recalled after FDA found Listeria at the site of manufacture. The recalled crabmeat was sent to distributors in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.