FDA reports and news sources show that Golden Glen Creamery has issued a voluntary recall of their Raw Cheddar product. The Washington State-based company says their raw cheddar is potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This organisms cause fatal infections in children, individuals with a weak immune system and elderly people.
When infected by Listeria, healthy people will suffer from severe headaches, fever, nausea, stiffness, diarrhea and abdominal pain. The Washington State company allegedly claimed that there were no reports regarding any listeria infection related to their products.
The recalled items were distributed to retail stores in the State of Washington and the Golden Glen’s on-farm store has displayed the item for sale as well between September 22nd and November 5th. The product has a label in which we may read ‘Raw Cheddar’, ‘Natural handcrafted cheese produced by the Jensen ladies.’ and ‘GOLDEN GLEN CREAMERY’. The code of the infected batch ends with 864.
After the Washington State Department of Agriculture performed an analysis of a sample, officials stated that tests were positive for Listeria contamination. Golden Glen Creamery has ceased to distribute the product so the FDA and the Washington State Department of Agriculture may investigate what caused the infection.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer I hope that nobody gets sick from consuming this product. In any moment in your life you find yourself dealing with a case regarding contaminated food that will threaten your health, don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer to answer your doubts.
– Kirk Bernard