Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, New York has recalled 132 wheels of "Margie" cheese. Margie cheese is a soft, white rind, cow's milk cheese. The wheels weigh 1 pound, and are packaged with a green round label, wrapped in white milk paper. They can be identified with the lot number make date of 10-9-18 and best by dates of 12-9-18.
The recalled batch of Margie cheese, consisting of 132 wheels, was distributed to the following locations, which have all been notified of the recall and instructed to dispose of the cheese:
|Hudson Valley Harvest||750 Enterprise Dr, Kingston, NY 12401|
|Mohonk Mountain House||1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561|
|Olsen and Company||81 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477|
|Gossetts Market||1202 Old Post Rd, South Salem, NY 10590|
|Tannat Wine and Cheese||4736 Broadway, New York, NY 10040|
|Sheep and Wool Fest||Rhinebeck, Dutchess County Fair Grounds|
|Adams Fairacre Farms||765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603|
|Stinky Brooklyn||215 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231|
|Ocean House Oyster Bar & Grill||49 N Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520|
The recall was issued following the results of a routine US Food and Drug Administration inspection of Sprout Creek Farm's cheese production facility. Samples from the inspection were found to contain Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause Listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.