Green Cedar Ackawi cheese tested positive for listeria

Cheese distributed to retail stores in Michigan has been recalled as it has tested positive for the presence of listeria monocytogenes. Green Cedar Ackawi cheese was tested on November 9, 2018, by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Food and Dairy Division (MDARD). The cheese, with a sell by date of March 26, 2019, or later, has since been recalled.

The recalled Green Cedar Ackawi cheese is packaged in small clear plastic shrink wrap, with the sell by date located on a white sticker on the back of the package. The cheese was distributed to retail stores in East Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Anyone who has purchased the potentially contaminated cheese should not eat it.

Consumption of food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious and sometimes fatal infection that primarily affects young children, older adults, and persons 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, listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Other recent cheese recalls have involved potential salmonella contamination of Quesillo “Queseria La Milagrosa” and “Alebrije Cheese” as well as wheels of “Margie” cheese produced by Sprout Creek Farm, based in Poughkeepsie, New York, that are potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

If you have purchased and consumed any of these cheeses, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.