Wine and cheese lovers should be aware that their gourmet artisan cheese may be contaminated. The Missouri Department of Agriculture as well as the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, made an important announcement today concerning the Homestead Creamery.
The cheese factory in Jamesport, Mo. made a decision to voluntarily withdraw a batch of their Flory's Favorite cheese. The cheese in question is a 60-day aged cheese which is made with raw milk. The cheese in question is marked as "Packed On 210" this information is printed on the label. It is estimated that at least 250 pounds of cheese are being pulled of the shelves. To date this doesn't affect other dairy products produced.
The recall was initiated after the Missouri State Health Lab were alerted that the artisan cheese may be contaminated with Shiga-Toxin which produces E coli. E coli is a contaminate that can cause food borne illness.
The licensed cheese factory or creamery is under investigation and their license is temporarily suspended--until further findings by the State Milk Board and Missouri Departments of Agriculture and Health and Senior Services.
The artisan cheese was sold at The Homestead Creamery in Jamesport, Mo. There are some retailers in Missouri and Iowa that may have received the product.
The Creamery records are being pulled to determine when consumers may have purchased the product. Those who purchased the product should return the uneaten portion to the store of purchase immediately.
Missouri regulations for dairy products can be found at the following link mda.mo