Homestead Creamery Artisan Cheese Removed from Store Shelves
US Food & Drug Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 14, 2013 - The State Milk Board, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, announced today that Homestead Creamery of Jamesport, Mo. is voluntarily withdrawing a batch of its Flory's Favorite cheese from the marketplace.
Preliminary test results received from the Missouri State Health Laboratory indicate the cheese may be contaminated with Shiga-Toxin producing E.coli, which can lead to food borne illness. Confirmatory tests are ongoing.
The Homestead Creamery plant license to sell milk products in Missouri has been temporarily suspended, pending the results of the investigation by the State Milk Board and Missouri departments of Agriculture and Health and Senior Services.
The withdrawn product, Flory's Favorite, is a 60-day aged cheese made with raw milk. Packages of the cheese are marked with "Packed On 210" on the label. This affects approximately 250 pounds of cheese and does not affect any other dairy products from Homestead Creamery.
For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm335682.htm?source=govdelivery
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