Attention Washington State Residents: Golden Glen Creamery is now recalling raw cheddar cheese products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. Consumers who have purchased cheddar cheese included in this recall should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. The Food Poisoning Lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP are currently accepting potential lawsuits on behalf of individuals severely sickened by Golden Glen Creamery cheddar cheese.
Free Golden Glen Creamery Cheddar Cheese Recall Suit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with listeria food poisoning after consuming Golden Glen Creamery cheddar 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?
November 8, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today warning that Golden Glen Creamery is currently recalling approximately 20 pounds of raw cheddar cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The cheese in question was distributed between September 22 and November 5 to select retail stores in Washington State, as well as at Golden Glen’s on-farm store. The packages are random-cut weights, and range in size from 1/4 to 1/2 pound pieces.
The product is vacuum packaged in clear plastic, and can be identified by the words “Raw Cheddar,” “GOLDEN GLEN CREAMERY”and “Natural handcrafted cheese produced by the Jensen ladies” written on the label. The back of the packaging has a white sticker with the three digit code “864.”
This recall was initiated as the result of a surveillance sample collected and analyzed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture that was found to be positive for listeria bacteria. Golden Glen Creamery has halted the production and distribution of the product as the FDA continues its investigation to determine the source of the contamination.
Listeria Food Poisoning Overview
Listeria is a gram-positive bacterial genus that consists of seven known species. The genus was named after the pioneer of sterile surgery Joseph Lister in 1940. The major human pathogen in the genus is Listeria monocytogenes, which leads to listeriosis, a potentially life-threatening infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria. Listeriosis is an extremely serious disease, and has a mortality rate greater than 25%. The two main clinical manifestations of listeriosis include sepsis and meningitis. Signs and symptoms of listeriosis may include:
- muscle aches
- stiff neck
- confusion or changes in alertness
- loss of balance
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The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Golden Glen Creamery cheddar cheese recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Golden Glen Creamery Cheddar Cheese Recall Suit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after consuming Golden Glen Creamery cheddar 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.