For Immediate Release
February 13, 2016
ConsumersMaytag Dairy Farms
800-247-2458 or 641-791-2010
MediaDustin Vande Hoef
515-281-3375 or 515-326-1616 (cell)
Maytag Dairy Farms in Newton, IA today announced a voluntary recall of lot number 150481 of Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled product was packaged on Jan. 6, 2016 and is packaged in 4 oz. wedges, 8 oz. wedges, 2 pound wheels, 4 pound wheels and 5 pound crumbles (batch numbers 960020, 960037, 960040, 960041, 960049, 960053, 960054). The lot included 896 pounds of cheese and was distributed to HoQ restaurant in Des Moines, the Bear Restaurant in Ankeny, Wine Experience in West Des Moines, Fareway in Newton, Lomar Distributing, Inc. in Des Moines or purchased directly from Maytag Dairy Farms.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship's Dairy Products Control Bureau discovered the possible contamination during routine testing. To date there have been no reported illnesses linked to the product.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Customers can call Maytag Dairy Farms at 800-247-2458 or 641-791-2010 to arrange for a refund and return of the product.
Department has been in contact with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and there have been no reported cases of Listeria monocytogenes since the product was package in January 2016. Listeria is a pathogen found in the environment. The very young, elderly, and those who are immunocompromised are especially susceptible if they eat product contaminated with listeria. More information can be found on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov/listeria/.