Listeria-contaminated goat milk cheese should not be consumed

Raw goat milk cheese that has been linked to possible listeria contamination should not be consumed, warned New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball. A sample of the cheese, The Maiden’s Creamery “Wild Meadow” Raw Goat Milk Cheese made by Mark Harvey, was tested by the New York State Food Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Anyone who purchased the cheese at either of the farmers’ markets in New York, or anyone who received the cheese from someone who purchased it in either Cooperstown or Woodstock, should not eat the cheese but should dispose of it properly.

The product is packaged in various sizes of sealed flexible plastic packaging, displaying the plant number 36-1315, with a code of 101. The consumer alert affects all packages with this code. This product was sold at the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market – 101 Main St. Cooperstown, NY – during late December 2017 and early January 2018 and at the Sunflower Natural Foods Market – 75 Mill Hill Rd. Woodstock, NY 12498 – starting on January 10, 2018.

Wild Meadow raw goat milk cheese was recalled on February 23. Test results confirmed the presence of listeria in the cheese sample on March 2. The company has destroyed all remaining cheese product.

Common symptoms of listeriosis include muscle aches, fever, and diarrhea. However, if the infection spreads to the nervous system, the symptoms can become more serious.

If you have consumed Maiden’s Creamery “Wild Meadow” raw goat milk cheese and are concerned about listeria contamination, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.