June 14, 2011 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Atlanta Corporation of Elizabeth, New Jersey is now recalling one 8-9lb. wheel of ‘Royal Blue Stilton‘ cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Consumers are advised to discard any recalled products immediately and contact a doctor if food poisoning symptoms appear.
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What’s the problem?
The Royal Blue Stilton cheese being recalled is contained in a master case with batch code B038. The product is routinely cut at the retail level and sold in random weight sizes. The retail labels may read ‘Product of England,’ ‘Keep Refrigerated,’ ‘Royal Blue Stilton’ or ‘English Semi-Hard Cheese.’
The label may also include a small circular English flag in the upper left-hand corner, as well as the logo of the exporter ‘Coombe Castle International’ in the upper center. The product in question was manufactured in England by Quenby Hall and exported by Coombe Castle.
All remaining inventory of Atlanta Corps. Royal Blue Stilton cheese has been identified and will be destroyed under FDA supervision. Consumers who have purchased cuts of the recalled product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone who has consumed said product and subsequently experienced any signs of food poisoning should contact their healthcare professional immediately.
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Listeriosis is an extremely serious infection typically caused by eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The disease typically affects the elderly, pregnant women, children, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems. Signs and symptoms of listeriosis may include (but are not limited to):
- muscle aches
- stiff neck
- loss of balance
Nationwide, there are an estimated 1,600 cases of listeriosis reported each year, although the actual number is likely to be much higher as most cases of food poisoning go unreported. Of the 1,600 cases reported, 260 died.
Listeria bacteria can be killed by pasteurization and thorough cooking; however, in certain ready-to-eat foods, contamination may occur after factory cooking but before packaging. Unlike most varieties of foodborne bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes can grow and multiply in some foods in the refrigerator.
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