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Urgent recall ordered for 10 cheeses due to Listeria

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  • Officials order an urgent cheese recall in the United States since they could be contaminated with Listeria.
  • A dozen cheeses were affected by the recall.
  • Find out where the products were sold.

A new recall was ordered in the United States. This is a product recall of several cheese products from the Keswick Creamery company that could be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, BGR reported.

The recall came after a routine sampling program by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that some cheese products contained the bacteria.

Cheese recall ordered due to the risk of listeria


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Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy people may experience only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

What are the affected products?

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According to BGR, The Keswick Creamery company issued a recall for 10 different types of cheese this week and the FDA later released a statement about the recall. Keswick Creamery in Newburg, Pennsylvania is recalling the following products:

Calverley Cheese, Vulkwin’s Folly Cheese, Vermeer Cheese, Havarti Cheese, Wallaby Cheese, Cider Washed Tomme Cheese, Feta Cheese, Milk Ricotta whole Bovre cheese (plain, oregano and garlic, herbs de Provence, cranberry and honey) and Quark Cheese (plain, dill and onion). Filed Under: Keswick Creamery cheese recall

Where were the Keswick Creamery products sold?

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The company indicated that they stopped the production and distribution of all products as both they and the FDA continue to investigate what caused the problem of possible listeria contamination. The cheeses will be labeled Keswick Creamery, with the name of the cheese on the label.

Keswick Creamery distributed the cheese products listed above at the following locations: Dupont Circle Freshfarm Market in Washington, DC; Takoma Park Farmers Market in Takoma Park, Maryland; Smith Meadows Farm Store in Berryville, Virginia; Oylers Organic Farms and Market in Biglerville, Pennsylvania and at Talking Breads Farm Store in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Filed Under: Keswick Creamery cheese recall

Have there been reports of illnesses?

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Although no illnesses related to this recall have been reported to date, the FDA urged consumers who purchased any of the listed cheeses from Keswick Creamery at Carrock Farm, LLC to discard any of these products.

Additionally, customers should email Keswick Creamery directly at [email protected] or call 1-800-946-1631 Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm ET to report their product and receive a full refund. Filed Under: Keswick Creamery cheese recall

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