Schratter Foods Inc. is now recalling Quenby Hall Blue Stilton Cheese because of potential listeria contamination. The distribution of this product has been suspended while the FDA continues to investigate the source of the problem. Consumers are advised to discard any cheese included in this recall and contact a physician immediately if symptoms of food poisoning appear.
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What’s the problem?
May 19, 2011 – This week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Schratter Foods Incorporated of Fairfield, New Jersey is now recalling Quenby Hall Blue Stilton Cheese because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The cheese was distributed nationwide to retail stores and comes in bulk (Round Half 8.5-9.6 lbs) and random weight wedge cuts (UPC 0813555010000 – label states “Imported by: ANCO Fine Cheese). The affected lots are 019 through 034 and marked with an expiration date of 6/15/2011 through 6/29/2011. The product could be cut at retail from the bulk or purchased and sold as pre-cut wedges.
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Listeria monocytogenes bacteria  is responsible for listeriosis, a rare but potentially life-threatening foodborne illness. The disease is able to grow in extreme temperatures and has been known to manifest itself as meningitis. Pasteurization and thorough cooking kill listeria bacteria, but contamination may occur after cooking and before packaging. Signs and symptoms of listeriosis include:
- muscle aches
- stiff neck
- loss of balance
Treatment of listeria food poisoning depends on the health of the affected individual as well as the severity of the symptoms. Most people with mild symptoms require no treatment, while more serious infections can be treated with antibiotic medications.
In pregnant women who contract listeriosis, prompt antibiotic treatment may help keep the infection from affecting the baby. Newborns who have a listeria infection may receive a combination of antibiotics.
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