A Fair Oaks, Indiana establishment is now recalling packaged cheeses and cheese gift boxes because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The cheese products in question were sold at the Fair Oaks Dairy store in Northwest Indiana, and through distributors in Indiana and Illinois. If you have purchased Fair Oaks Farms cheese included in this recall, you should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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What’s the problem?
December 3, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Fair Oaks Dairy Products, LLC, has issued a recall for 1/2 pound packaged cheeses and cheese gift boxes sold between September 30 and December 3, 2011 because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The half pound cheese packages are wrapped in clear plastic, and can be identified by the label ‘Fair Oaks Fine Cheese’ and the name of the variety on the front of the package. The varieties of cheese involved in this recall include:
Asiago, Butterkase, Gouda, Aged Gouda, Smoked Gouda, Havarti, Pepper Havarti, Habanero Havarti, Onion Havarti, Veggie Havarti, Havarti Dill, Sweet Swiss, Smoked Sweet Swiss, Emmentaler, Calico, Mozzarella, Farmers, Cheese Curds, Muenster, Provolone, Lacy Swiss, Cheddar, Cheddar Mild, 1 yr. Cheddar, 2 yr. Cheddar, 3 yr. Cheddar, 4 yr. Cheddar, and 5 yr. Cheddar.
Please note: this recall includes gift boxes that contain any of these cheese products.
The problem was identified when laboratory analysis confirmed that a four year aged Fine Oaks cheddar cheese tested positive for listeria. All of the remaining cheese products included in this recall have been quarantined and will be disposed of under the supervision by the FDA. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
This is the second cheese recall issued by Fair Oaks in less than two months. On October 17, the company recalled blue cheese products because they were found to be contaminated with listeria. Click here to learn more.
Listeria Food Poisoning (Listeriosis)
Listeria monocytogenes is a common foodborne pathogen that can cause potentially-fatal infections in children, the elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems. Signs and symptoms of listeriosis may include (but are not limited to):
- muscle aches
- gastrointestinal distress
- severe headache
- miscarriages and stillbirths among women who are pregnant
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after eating Fair Oaks Dairy cheese, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately. The incubation period for listeriosis varies widely, ranging from three to 70 days, with the median incubation period being approximately three weeks. This is especially important if you are an expecting mother, under the age of 10, older than 55, or have a compromised immune system.
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