Biery Cheese Company Expands Recall of Select Cheese Due To Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Biery Cheese Co. is voluntarily expanding the recall of specialty cheese due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, IN notified Biery Cheese Co. that a specialty Pepper Marble Jack cheese they supplied to Biery must be recalled due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogens.  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.

Out of an abundance of caution, Biery Cheese is also recalling the products listed below because they were packaged on the same line as the affected cheese. In addition to recalling the below cheese products, Biery Cheese announced that out of a concern for the health and well-being of Biery customers it has terminated its relationship with Deutsch Kase Haus.

On 03-07-17 the firm was notified by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, IN that they supplied Biery Cheese with Pepper Marble Jack cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  No illnesses have been confirmed to date.

Products affected are:

Brand: GFS
Description: Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers
Product Size: 1.5 lb.
UPC Code: 0 93901 77758 4
Sell by date: 07/19/17 07/20/17

The products were distributed between February 7, 2017 and February 10, 2017.  These products were packaged at Biery Cheese Company in Louisville, Ohio and distributed to distribution centers located in the States of: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Customers who have purchased the cheese product listed above from the affected sell by dates or any unreadable date codes are urged not to consume it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Biery Cheese Co at 1-800-243-3731 Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm EST.

We deeply regret any inconvenience or concern this issue has caused. Biery Cheese is committed to food safety and providing our customers with the highest quality products. We are monitoring this issue to ensure the situation is resolved in a timely manner, and are working in full cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration to investigate this issue.

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