#ProductRecall | Nationwide Cheese Products Recalled

MANUFACTURER

Label, Arz 8 oz. vacuum packaged string cheese with seeds

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

Label, Arz Ackawi 12 oz. vacuum packaged cheese

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.

Label, Arz nabulsi cheese in a 20 oz. jar

PRODUCT INFO

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.

Label, Arz Sweet Cheese vacuum packaged brick

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.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Label, Brinza Feta cheese in a pail

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.

Label, Central Valley Creamery Mykonos feta 8 oz. vacuum packaged cheese

CUSTOMER REMEDY

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.

PACKAGING PHOTOS

Label, Arz 12 oz. vacuum packaged Chicago cheeseLabel, Arz nabulsi vacuum packaged cheese with seedLabel, Arz Syrian 12 oz. vacuum packaged cheeseLabel, Central Valley Creamery basket cheese, 8 oz. vacuum packagedLabel, Karoun 8 oz. vacuum packaged Farmer’s Goat CheeseLabel, Karoun Ani cheese in a 3 lb. pailLabel, Karoun marinated skim string cheese in bulkLabel, Karoun mozzarella 1 lb. smoked vacuum packaged cheese ballLabel, Karoun Queso Blanco vacuum packaged cheeseLabel, Karoun smoked skim string cheese in bulkLabel, Karoun Syrian 1 lb. vacuum packaged cheeseLabel, Yanni feta cheese in a pail

Label, Karoun vacuum packaged plain string cheeseLabel, Karoun vacuum packaged smoked skim string cheeseLabel, Karoun Village 6 lb. vacuum packaged cheese wheelLabel, Queso del Valle Cotija vacuum packaged cheese wedgeLabel, Queso del Valle Queso blanco vacuum packaged cheeseLabel, Queso del Valle vacuum packaged Queso OaxacaLabel, Queso del Valle Queso Fresco vacuum packaged cheese wheelLabel, Queso del Valle Panela 8 oz. vacuum packaged cheese

 Source:  FDA.gov

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