A nationwide recall of various Cheeses by Karoun Diaries Inc was announced on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, due to a possible health risk of Listeria monocytogenes.
HEALTH RISK CLOSE UP
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly
people, and others 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The products are vacuum packed, in jars or in pails under the following brands; Karoun, Arz, Gopi, Queso Del Valle, Central Valley Creamery, Gopi, and Yanni. Weights vary from 5 ounces to 30 pounds.
Due to many products listed in this recall, go to the original FDA announcement for the UPC Codeshttp://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm462976.htm.
Karoun Dairies was made aware of a possible association of their cheese products with several recent cases of listeriosis by FDA and CDC. The company has ceased distribution of above cheeses and is working closely with FDA to continue to investigate the problem further.
Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call toll free 1-866-272-9393 toll free, Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 6:00PM PST.
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