The Morningland Dairy in Mountain View, Missouri, recalled cheese products after tests conducted on cheese distributed to a California retailer tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
According to a press release from the Missouri Agriculture Department, production and distribution from the Morningland Dairy has been suspended until the source of contamination can be determined and further contamination can be prevented.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture notified Missouri agriculture officials that cheese produced at the dairy contained traces of Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus. The cheese samples were seized June 30 in California and Missouri health officials were notified of the positive test results Thursday.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced, “Inspectors from the Missouri Department of Agriculture are coordinating with officials from the state Department of Health and Senior Services and the Food and Drug Administration to gather information concerning the distribution of the cheese from the dairy.”
The dairy sells several types of raw cows’ milk and raw goats’ milk cheeses across the United States.
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