November 6, 2018: Sprout Creek Farm Recall Announced For “Margie” Cheese For Potential Listeria Contamination

Sprout Creek Farm Recall Announced

Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, NY, has recalled 132 wheels of “Margie” cheese, because the product may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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.

Sprout Creek Farm Recall Product Information

Sprout Creek Farm Recall – Margie Cheese Label.


The recalled batch of Margie cheese, consisting of 132 wheels, was distributed to the following locations, all of which according the company’s press release have been notified of the recall and instructed to dispose of the recalled cheese:

  • Hudson Valley Harvest 750 Enterprise Dr – Kingston, NY 12401
  • Mohonk Mountain House 1000 Mountain Rest Rd – New Paltz, NY 12561
  • Olsen and Company – 81 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477
  • Gossetts Market – 1202 Old Post Rd, South Salem, NY 10590
  • Tannat Wine and Cheese – 4736 Broadway, New York, NY 10040
  • Sheep and Wool Fest Rhinebeck – Dutchess County Fair Grounds
  • Adams Fairacre Farms – 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  • Stinky Brooklyn – 215 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Ocean House Oyster Bar & Grill – 49 N Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

Consumers should not eat the recalled cheese. Margie cheese is a soft, white rind, cow’s milk cheese, and is packaged with a green round label, wrapped in white milk paper in one pound wheels. The recalled Margie cheese can be identified by a lot number make date of 10-9-18 and best by date of 12-9-18.

The recall was initiated after product samples obtained during a routine US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection of Sprout Creek Farm’s cheese production facility tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Sprout Creek Farm stated that it is working with the FDA to determine the root cause of the contamination.

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JULY 28, 2018: FRESH GRAB & PREMO BRAND TURKEY AND SWISS SUB RECALL ANNOUNCED DUE TO LISTERIA CONCERNS

Sub Recall Announcement

In a press release dated July 28, 2018, Lipari Foods, LLC, announced a recall for its “Premo Brand” and “Fresh Grab” Brand Turkey and Swiss sub sandwiches, because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes. The sub recall sandwiches were produced and packaged by sister company JLM.

About Listeria Food Poisoning

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Listeria is an organism that 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.

Sub Recall Information

Premo Brand Turkey & Swiss Sub Recall

Fresh Grab Turkey & Swiss Sub Recall


The recalled sub sandwiches were produced on July 17, 2018, and distributed to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

The Lipari Foods’ sub recall affected products distributed under the following brand names: “Premo Brand” and “Fresh Grab”. The recalled sandwiches can be identified by the following product information:

• Premo Brand Turkey Swiss Sub: Lipari Product # 915537; Weight 4/6 oz; Sell By Date of 08/06/2018; Lot # 17201807; UPC 612510001042

• Fresh Grab Turkey and Swiss Sub: Lipari Product # 251694; Weight 18/6 oz; Sell By Date of 08/06/2018; Lot # 17201807; UPC 612510001042

Lipari Foods began shipping the product on July 19, 2018. The company has cautioned that “Consumers who have purchased these recalled products should not consume them.”

Lipari Foods issued the sub recall after learning from its sister company, JLM, that recent routine environmental monitoring and product testing yielded positive test results for potential Listeria contamination.

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March 12, 2018: NY State Consumer Alert For Possible Listeria Contamination – The Maiden’s Creamery Wild Meadow Raw Goat Milk Cheese Recall

The Maiden’s Creamery Wild Meadow Raw Goat Milk Cheese Recall and Consumer Alert – On March 12, 2018, New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball warned the public not to consume The Maiden’s Creamery “Wild Meadow” Raw Goat Milk Cheese made by Mark Harvey, 1277 Copes Corner Road, South New Berlin, NY 13843, because the product may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes.

The Maiden’s Creamery Wild Meadow Raw Goat Milk Cheese Recall Information

The recalled 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 product was sold at the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market located at 101 Main St. Cooperstown, NY, during late December 2017 and early January 2018; and at the Sunflower Natural Foods Market located at 75 Mill Hill Rd. Woodstock, NY, starting on January 10, 2018. Consumers are warned to not consume this product.

Listeria Contamination Was Detected By Routine Testing

Routine product sampling by the Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services on February 20, 2018, and subsequent testing by the New York State Food Laboratory detected the Listeria monocytogenes contamination. On February 23, 2018, the manufacturer was notified of the preliminary positive test result for Listeria and the product was voluntarily recalled from all their customers. Test results were confirmed on March 2, 2018. The cheese will be destroyed by the manufacturer.

About Listeria

According the NY State Consumer Alert

Listeria contaminated product may cause Listeriosis, a disease that usually causes mild flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals; however, in immune-compromised individuals, meningitis and blood poisoning can occur. Pregnant women are also considered a high-risk group, as Listeriosis can also result in stillbirths.”

For more information regarding Listeria, please see About Listeria and Listeriosis.

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March 11, 2017: Potential For Additional Listeria Contaminated Raw Milk Cheese Products Prompts Expanded Vulto Creamery Recall

On March 11, 2017, Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, expanded its product recall to include four more potentially Listeria contaminated raw milk cheese types. The expanded recall includes all lots of Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden, and Walton Umber. To date, Vulto Creamery has recalled the following eight cheeses: Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden, Heinennellie, Miranda, Ouleout, Walton Umber, and Willowemoc for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Persons not belonging to one of these high risk demographic groups can also experience a severe case of listeriosis.

Listeria Contaminated Raw Milk Cheese Recall Product Information

Listeria contaminated raw milk cheese - image of recalled Andes cheese.

Recalled Vulto Creamery Andes Cheese

Listeria contaminated soft cheese - image of recallled Hamden cheese

Recalled Vulto Creamery Hamden Cheese

The initial Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall was announced on March 7, 2017. The recalled raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most being sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States; California; Chicago, Illinois; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, DC.

Consumers should not consume the recalled Vulto Creamery cheeses. Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers should not distribute, sell, or serve the recalled Vulto Creamery soft, wash-rind raw milk cheeses.

Listeria Contaminated Raw Milk Cheese Outbreak Investigation

In its Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak report dated March 9, 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that six people were infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria by state as follows: Connecticut (1), Florida (1), New York (3), and Vermont (1). The CDC reported that all six patients, including one infant, required hospitalization as a result of their illness. Two of the outbreak victims, 1 in Vermont and 1 in Connecticut, suffered fatal Listeria infections.

The FDA and the New York Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services, have identified the outbreak strain of Listeria in cheese samples taken from three intact wheels of Vulto Creamery Ouleout cheese, confirming Ouleout product contamination. In addition, leftover cheese, collected by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, from the deceased person’s home in Connecticut tested positive for the outbreak strain of Listeria. The family identified the product as Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery.

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The following articles are related to the Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak:

March 7, 2017: Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall
March 8, 2017: Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall
March 9, 2017: Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak

March 9, 2017: CDC Reports 6 Illnesses Linked To Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak

Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak Report – According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), epidemiologic and laboratory evidence has linked recalled soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, to a multistate Listeria outbreak. Six illnesses, including 2 fatalities, have been reported across four states since September 1, 2016. Vulto Creamery recalled all lots of its Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses on March 7, 2017.

Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak Information

Image of Packaging For Recalled Vulto Ouleout Cheese

Packaging For Recalled Vulto Ouleout Cheese

Image of recalled Vulto Ouleout Cheese

Recalled Vulto Ouleout Cheese

Six confirmed Vulto Creamery Listeria outbreak illnesses have been reported by state as follows: Connecticut (1), Florida (1), New York (3), and Vermont (1).

According to the CDC all six patients, including one infant, required hospitalization. Two of the outbreak victims, 1 in Connecticut and 1 in Vermont, suffered fatal infections.

Public health officials reported the following outbreak investigation findings:

  • Six (100%) of six outbreak victims reported eating a soft cheese in the month prior to their illness. The Florida resident reported traveling to and eating soft cheese in New York State before their illness began. Soft cheese made by Vulto Creamery was sold at stores where at least five of the outbreak victims purchased cheese before becoming ill with Listeria.
  • Leftover cheese, collected by Connecticut state public health officials, from the deceased person’s home in Connecticut tested positive for the outbreak strain of Listeria. The family identified the product as Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery.
  • The New York Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services and the FDA identified the outbreak strain of Listeria in cheese samples taken from three intact wheels of Vulto Creamery Ouleout cheese.

The CDC and state and local public health officials will continue to work in partnership to identify additional outbreak victims. The CDC reports that the investigation is ongoing.

Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak Product Recall Information

On March 7, 2017, Vulto Creamery recalled all lots of its Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses. According to the Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall announcement, the soft raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most being sold at retail locations in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago, Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C.

On March 8, 2017, Whole Foods Market recalled these soft cheeses from nine of its stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New York, because the cheeses have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.

About Listeria

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause a serious and life-threatening foodborne infection known as listeriosis. Listeriosis affects primarily young children, frail or older adults, individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Persons not belonging to one of these high risk demographic groups can also experience a severe case of listeriosis.

Listeria Lawsuit Help

Since 1984, Attorney Eric H. Weinberg has assisted personal injury victims, including those sickened in Listeria food poisoning outbreaks. Please see Food Poisoning Lawyers NY and NJ to learn more about our legal services. If you or a loved one has been injured in the current Vulto Creamery Cheese Listeria Outbreak, and you would like more information concerning your legal rights, please call The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

The following articles are related to the Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak:

March 7, 2017: Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall
March 8, 2017: Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall
March 11, 2017: Expanded Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall

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