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Listeria Test Causes Blue Cheese Recall

Maytag-SignMaytag Dairy Farms in Newton announced Saturday a voluntary recall of Maytag Raw Milk Blue cheese due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a press release.

The recalled product was packaged on Jan. 6 in 4-ounce wedges, 8-ounce wedges, 2-pound wheels, 4-pound wheels and 5-pound crumbles.

The lot included 896 pounds of cheese and was distributed to HoQ restaurant in Des Moines, the Bear Restaurant in Ankeny, Wine Experience in West Des Moines, Fareway in Newton, Lomar Distributing, Inc. in Des Moines or purchased directly from Maytag Dairy Farms.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Dairy Products Control Bureau discovered the possible contamination during routine testing.

There have been no reported cases of Listeria monocytogenes since the product was packaged.

 

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