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Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. Recalls Various Colby Type Cheeses due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

For Immediate Release

February 14, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Ursula Bennett
330-893-2500
 

Announcement

Out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on its customers’ wellness and safety, Guggisberg Cheese Inc. is recalling various types of Colby type cheeses and sizes due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The affected products were manufactured both by Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. and by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC under the Guggisberg label. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Products affected are:

ProductSize
(May be purchased at the deli counter in custom size)
UPCUse By Dates
Guggisberg Cheddar Horns20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lbSliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar codeJune 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Horns20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lbSliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar codeJune 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Farmer’s Cheese horns20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lbSliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar codeJune 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Garden Vegetable Horns20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lbSliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar codeJune 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Marble Horns20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lbSliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar codeJune 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Marble Longhorn2/15lbSliced at deli counter no UPCJune 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Pepper Jack Horns20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lbSliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar codeJune 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Thunder Jack Horns20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lbSliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar codeJune 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg exact Marble Mini Rounds12/12 oz.UPC BAR CODE# 710917 361018June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg exact Colby Mini Rounds12/12 oz.UPC BAR CODE# 710917 361025June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg exact Pepper Jack Mini Rounds12/12 ozUPC BAR CODE# 710917 361032June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Cheese with Yogurt cultures deli horns20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lbSliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar codeJune 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017

The products were manufactured between September 1, 2016 and January 27, 2017. These products were packaged in clear plastic and sold primarily in retail stores at deli counters and deli cases located in the States of: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, and West Virginia.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or they may discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact Ursula Bennett (customer service) at 330-893-2500 Monday – Wednesday & Friday 8:00am to 4:00 pm EST.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. is committed to food safety and providing our customers with the highest quality products. This voluntary recall is being conducted out of an abundance precaution for consumer safety.

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Product Photos

Guggisberg Marble Horns, product image

Guggisberg Cheddar Horns, product image

Guggisberg Colby Horns, product image

Guggisberg Marble Longhorn, product image

Guggisberg Pepper Jack Horns, product image

Guggisberg Thunder Jack Horns, product image

Guggisberg Farmer’s Cheese horns, product image

Guggisberg Garden Vegetable Horns, product image

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