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.

Vulto Creamery Listeria Lawsuit Help

Please see Food Poisoning Lawyers NY and NJ to learn more about Attorney Eric H. Weinberg and The Weinberg Law Firm. If you or a loved one has been injured in the current Listeria food poisoning outbreak linked to the Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall, and you would like more information regarding your legal rights, please call our 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 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

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Packaging For Recalled Vulto Ouleout Cheese

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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

March 8, 2017: Listeria Health Concerns Prompt Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall

Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall Announcement – On March 8, 2017, Whole Foods Market recalled certain soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses from nine stores located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes.

The Whole Foods Market cheese recall was initiated after Vulto Creamery recalled its Heinennellie, Miranda, Ouloeout, and Willowemoc cheeses on March 7, 2017. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing detected the presence Listeria monocytogenes in the Vulto Creamery’s Ouleout lot # 617 product; and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets reported possible Listeria contamination of Ouleout lot #623.

Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall Product Information

The Whole Foods Market cheese recall includes Vulto Creamery Ouleout and Miranda soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses. The recalled cheeses were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels beginning with PLU codes 0200305 and 0200306 and “sell by” dates from 12/27/2016 to 03/28/2017.

The recalled Ouleout products were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores:
•350 Grasmere Avenue, Fairfield, CT
•115 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA

The recalled Miranda products were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores:
•170 Great Road, Bedford, MA
•575 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA
•647 Washington Street, Newton, MA
•2 Somerset Street, Portland, ME
•1425 Central Avenue, Albany, NY
•250 7th Ave, New York, NY
•270 Greenwich Street, New York, NY

Consumers should not consume the recalled cheeses. Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers should not distribute, sell, or serve the recalled cheeses.

About Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes or “Listeria” 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

Please see Food Poisoning Lawyers NY and NJ to learn more about Attorney Eric H. Weinberg and The Weinberg Law Firm. If you or a loved one has been injured in the current Listeria food poisoning outbreak linked to the Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall, and you would like more information regarding your legal rights, please call our 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 9, 2017: Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak
March 11, 2017: Expanded Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall

March 7, 2017: Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall For All Soft, Wash-Rind Raw Milk Cheeses Due To Listeria Health Risk

Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall Announcement – Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, has issued a recall for all lots of its Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses after U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing detected the presence Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in the company’s Ouleout lot # 617 product. In addition to the FDA’s positive results, the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets reported that its testing yielded possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of Ouleout lot #623.

Listeria 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.

Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall Product Information

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Recalled Vulto Ouleout Cheese

Image of recalled Vulto Miranda Cheese packaging

Recalled Vulto Miranda Cheese


The recalled Vulto Creamery soft raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most of the product sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago, Portland, 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 Food Poisoning Lawsuit Help

Please see Food Poisoning Lawyers NY and NJ to learn more about Attorney Eric H. Weinberg. If you or a loved one has been injured in the current Listeria outbreak linked to the Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall, and you would like more information concerning your legal rights, please call our firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

The company press release can be found on the FDA Recall Website.

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

March 8, 2017: Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall
March 9, 2017: Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak
March 11, 2017: Expanded Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall

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