Locally-produced cheese recalled amid listeria concerns

BROOKTONDALE, N.Y. (WBNG) — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is warning people not to consume Baby Swiss raw milk cheese and Baby Swiss w/Mustard Seed raw milk cheese made by Snow Farm Creamery in Brooktondale in Tompkins County, due to a possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The product comes in packages labeled “Snow Farm Creamery Baby Swiss,” and “Snow Farm Creamery Baby Swiss w/Mustard Seed,” and has a code of “02 04 19.”

The alert affects all packages with this code, however, any package with an unknown code purchased after April 24 should not be consumed.

An inspector from the Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services tested a sample of the cheese on June 10. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets says the presence of listeria monocytogenes was confirmed by said testing.

State officials say listeria can cause mild flu-like symptoms in healthy people, though in people with compromised immune systems, meningitis and blood poisoning may occur. Pregnant women are also at risk, as listeria can cause stillbirths.

A list of locations where the products were sold can be found below:

  • Green Star Co-op, Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY
  • Brookton Market, 491 Brooktondale Road, Brooktondale, NY
  • Brooktondale Farmer’s Market, 524 Valley Road, Brooktondale, NY
  • Ithaca Farmer’s Market, 545 Third Street, Ithaca, NY
  • Candor Daffodil Festival, Spencer Road, Candor, NY

Anyone with questions about the recall can contact Calvin Snow at 607-351-4914

Dan Conklin

Dan Conklin

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