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Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Various Bulk and Retail Cheese Products Due to Possible Health Risk

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Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Cheese/Cheese Product
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Lipari Foods
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Lipari Old Tyme, Copperwood
Product Description:
Product Description
Cheeses

Company Announcement

Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of various bulk and retail cheeses manufactured by Deutsch Kase Haus due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The products were distributed to food service and retail stores throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Products were distributed under the following brand names: Copperwood and Lipari Old Tyme

The affected products can be identified by:

Brand Product  Lipari
Product #
Weight Sell By
Date
UPC
Copperwood Colby Jack Mini Horn 359886 4/6# 8/7/17
8/15/17

Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code

Copperwood Pepper Jack Mini
Horn
359880 4/6# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17

Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code

Lipari Old Tyme Colby Mini Horn 119536 2/6# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17

Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code

Lipari Old Tyme Colby Jack Longhorn 119636 2/14.5# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17

Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code

Lipari Old Tyme Colby Longhorn 119736 2/15.0# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17

Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code

Lipari Old Tyme Pepper Jack Mini
Horn
119836 2/6# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17

Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code

Lipari Old Tyme Firecracker Jack Mini
Horn
249203 2/6# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17

Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code

Lipari Old Tyme Swiss Cheese 126000 2/8# AVG 7/4/17
7/10/17

Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code

Lipari Old Tyme Colby Jack Mini Horn 119436 2/6# 8/7/17
8/15/17

Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code

Lipari Old Tyme Colby Jack Cheese 185581 12/8 OZ 2/28/17 thru
8/14/17

094776102211

Lipari Old Tyme Colby Cheese 185547 12/8 OZ 2/28/17 thru
8/14/17

094776102273

Lipari Old Tyme Pepper Jack Cheese 185428 12/8 OZ 2/28/17 thru
8/14/17

094776102303

Lipari Old Tyme Hot Pepper Cheese 185615 12/8 OZ 6/10/17

094776102280

Lipari Old Tyme Muenster Cheese 185496 12/8 OZ 6/4/17

094776102242

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

This was brought to our attention by Deutsch Kase Haus in response to their recent recall due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes that originated from the supplier’s facility. As a precaution, Lipari Foods products are being recalled as they have the potential to be contaminated due to the fact that they were manufactured by Deutsch Kase Haus. We are working closely with Deutsch Kase Haus and the FDA to understand the cause of the situation and ensure that all affected product has been pulled from commerce.

Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800-729-3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday. 


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Customer Service
800-729-3354
Media:
Michelle Voss
(586) 447-3500 ext. 9619
Michelle_Voss@liparifoods.com

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