An Indiana establishment is currently recalling blue cheese produced under the Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese label because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product in question was distributed to Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Consumers who have purchased Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese affected by this recall are advised to discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Fair Oaks Dairy Cheese Recall Update 12/3/11: Fair Oaks has issued yet another recall for cheese that was found to contain Listeria monocytogenes. The products in question were sold at the Fair Oaks Dairy store in Northwest Indiana, and through distributors in Indiana and Illinois. Click here to learn more.
Free Fair Oak Royal Blue Cheese Recall Suit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after consuming Fair Oak Royal Blue Cheese included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
October 17, 2011 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today informing the public that Fair Oaks Dairy Products, LLC is now recalling blue cheese produced under the Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese label because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The company stated that a portion of the cheese included in this recall was sold at its Fair Oaks Dairy store in Northwest and Central Indiana, as well as in several other stores through distributors on or after September 25th. The product was packed in 1/3 and 1/2 pound packages in royal blue foil with the label ‘Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese.’
Fair Oaks discovered the listeria contamination during testing by an independent laboratory. The company subsequently contacted the FDA and initiated the recall to consumers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
If you purchased Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese on the dates identified above, you should either discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase to receive a refund. Recall notices have been sent to the retail outlets that received the cheese.
What to do if you have food poisoning
If you have been severely sickened after consuming food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, you should contact your physician immediately. Symptoms of listeriosis typically include:
- muscle aches
- diarrhea (which may be bloody)
- gastrointestinal distress
The incubation period for listeriosis varies considerably and ranges from three to 70 days, with the median incubation period being about three weeks. This is of particular importance to pregnant women, children, the elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems.
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Free Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese Suit Evaluation:If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with listeria food poisoning after consuming Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.