Raw goat milk cheese contaminated with listeria
Raw goat milk cheese made in South New Berlin, New York, has been found to be contaminated with listeria and should not be consumed. Maiden’s Creamery “Wild Meadow” raw goat milk cheese is made by Mark Harvey and was sold at two area markets in December 2017 and January 2018.
A sample of the cheese was tested by the New York State Food Laboratory in February and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The manufacturer has recalled the product that was shipped to the markets and will destroy any remaining product.
The contaminated raw goat milk cheese 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.
The affected products were sold at the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market in Cooperstown, NY, in late December 2017 and early January 2018, and at the Sunflower Natural Foods Market in Woodstock, NY, starting on January 10, 2018.
Listeriosis is an infection that causes fever, gastrointestinal symptoms, and muscle aches. It’s caused by the consumption of food contaminated by bacterium Listeria monocytogenes and is considered a public health concern. The people most commonly affected by listeriosis include pregnant women, newborns, individuals with weakened immune systems, the elderly, and cancer patients. Infections rarely become critical, though complications without treatment can result in death.
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.