FDA Announcement

Maytag Dairy Farms Blue Cheese Sold at 17 Select Schnuck Markets Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

March 4, 2016



Maytag Dairy Farms
800-247-2458 or 641-791-2010

Schnucks Consumer Affairs Department
800-264-4400 or 314-994-4400


St. Louis, MO - Maytag Blue Cheese has been voluntarily recalled from 17 Schnuck Markets locations due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The potential for contamination was discovered after testing by the State of Iowa at Maytag Dairy Farms, Inc., Newton Iowa, revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall to date.

Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and other with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptom such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Customers are urged to check for the following products purchased between 2/4/16 – 2/29/16:

  1. Maytag Blue Cheese, 4 oz. wedges, UPC 0085408900104
  2. Maytag Blue Cheese, various sizes (approximately 3-4 oz) sold cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with Maytag Blue Cheese Dairy Farms label and scale label from the cheese department, UPC 0021806200000

Customers who have purchased this product should discard it, and may bring their receipt into the store of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Maytag Dairy Farms Monday - Friday at 800-247-2458 or 641-791-2010 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs Department Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm CST at 800-264-4400 or 314-994-4400.

This recall affects the following 17 Schnucks stores:

Lindenwood1900 First Capitol DriveSt. Charles, MO 63301
Kirkwood10233 Manchester RoadKirkwood, MO 63122
Des Peres12332 Manchester RoadDes Peres, MO 63131
Clayton & Lindbergh10275 Clayton RoadSt. Louis, MO 63124
Ladue8867 Ladue RoadLadue, MO 63124
Kehrs Mill2511 Kehrs Mill RoadBallwin, MO 63017
Richmond Center6600 Clayton RoadRichmond Heights, MO 63117
Hampton Village60 Hampton Village PlazaSt. Louis, MO 63109
Cape Girardeau19 South KingshighwayCape Girardeau, MO 63701
Carbondale915 West MainCarbondale, IL 62901
Bloomington1701 East Empire StreetBloomington, IL 61071
Montvale2801 Chatham RoadSpringfield, IL 62704
Peoria4800 UniversityPeoria, IL 61614
East State6410 East State StreetRockford, IL 61108
Loves Park1810 Harlem RoadLoves Park, IL 61111
Roscoe4860 Hononegah RoadRoscoe, IL 61073
Bettendorf858 Middle RoadBettendorf, Iowa 52722



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