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.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm For Food Poisoning Lawsuit Help

Attorney Eric H. Weinberg is currently assisting victims of food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. For information regarding food poisoning lawsuits, please contact our firm at 877-934-6274, or see Food Poisoning Lawyer.

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