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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