In a news release, Bekkum Family Farms LLC, in accordance with the guidelines of and in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary food safety recall of some of their shredded cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recall affects cheese labeled as “Grumpy Goat Shreds,” sold under the Nordic Creamery brand name in 8-ounce bags with a sell-by date of 10 March 2012. The cheese was available in stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and California starting November 11 of last year. The FDA and Bekkum Family Farms are urging consumers to immediately discard the cheese, or return it to the place of purchase to receive a full refund.
Al Bekkum, spokesman, said, “Public safety is our main concern in a situation like this. Even though our product has not tested positive for the bacteria, we are conducting this recall out of an abundance of caution.”
The recall was initiated after Alpine Slicing & Cheese Conversion, a cheese processing and packaging service, informed Bekkum Family Farms that their cheese had been shredded on the same equipment used to shred cheese that had tested positive for Listeria.
As a Lebanon personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen the results of contaminated food products in previous recalls and understand the devastating effects these items can have on consumers. If you’ve fallen ill because of the consumption of a contaminated or otherwise defective food product, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in your city to learn more about your rights as a consumer.Tweet