USA -Secondary Cheese Recalls for Listeria Monocytogenes

Food Poisoning Bulletin

There have been more than half a dozen secondary recalls of cheeses under different brand names for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the past week. Those products were distributed by MDS Foods of Massillon, Ohio and were provided to them by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana.

The recall notice states, “Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, supplied MDS Foods with Colby and Colby Jack minihorn cheeses that have been found to be contaminated with the pathogenic organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products.

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