Georgia Company Issues Food Recall for Blue Cheese for Possible Salmonella Contamination
Flat Creek Farm & Dairy, based in Swainsboro, Georgia, has issued a food recall for some of their blue cheese products after the Georgia Department of Agriculture revealed possible salmonella contamination in the manufacturing process.
The food recall covers Heavenly Blue Cheese lot code 130916XHB, as well as Aztec Cheddar cheese of lot code 130823XAZ. The affected cheeses were sold through distributors in Georgia and Florida, as well as through online orders on the Flat Creek Dairy website.
The food recall covers 90 pounds of blue cheese, and 78 pounds of cheddar. Flat Creek is in the process of notifying all purchasers, both retail and consumer.
No illnesses have been reported due to salmonella infection. However, consumers are urged to return the product to the place of purchase and get a refund. Consumers are also encouraged to contact Flat Creek with any questions or concerns about the food recall, 478-237-0123 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for more information.
Last month, the manufacturer issued a food recall for 200 lbs of blue cheese, also due to a potential salmonella contamination in the manufacturing process. Flat Creek stated that as of November 27th, 90% of the product under the food recall had been collected and destroyed. No illnesses have been associated with the salmonella food recall so far.
Salmonella enteritidis can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in people who have weakened immune systems, such as children or elderly adults. Healthy individuals could suffer short-term side effects from the organism, including fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and/or diarrhea. Long-term complications of this salmonella infection can include arthritis.
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