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Guggisberg Cheese recalls a dozen products because of Listeria

Another company is recalling cheeses — this time a dozen products under the Guggisberg Cheese Inc. — because of Listeria contamination discovered in cheese made by Deutsch Käse Haus LLC.

Guggisberg Cheese of Millersburg, OH, owned Deutsch Käse Haus LLC in Middlebury, IN, until November 2016 when it sold the company to the Michigan Milk Producers Association.

To see photos of all of the recalled G cheeses, please click on the image.

To see photos of all of the recalled Guggisberg cheeses, please click on the image.

Several brands of cheese, including Sargento, Sara Lee, Meijer, Amish Classics and a number of other brands distributed by MDF Foods Inc. have been recalled since Deutsch Käse Haus recalled cheese after the Tennessee Department of Agriculture found Listeria monocytogenes in random samples of Amish Classics cheese collected from a retail store.

Although the Guggisberg Cheese recall does not reference the Tennessee department’s findings, it does state that some of its branded cheeses under recall were manufactured by Deutsch Käse Haus. For a complete list of the recalled Guggisberg products, scroll down to the bottom of this news story,

“No illnesses have been reported to date,” according to the Guggisberg recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration website.

However, it can take up to 70 days for Listeria infection symptoms to develop after exposure to the pathogen. Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled cheese and developed symptoms of listeriosis should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the bacteria.

People who have eaten the recalled cheese should monitor themselves for symptoms of infection for 70 days. Symptoms can include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeriosis can be very serious in children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems. It can result in stillbirths and deaths in severe cases.

Guggisberg Cheese reported its recalled products were manufactured between Sept. 1, 2016, and January 27 this year. The products were packaged in clear plastic and sold primarily in retail stores at deli counters and deli cases located in the states of: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois and West Virginia.

“Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or they may discard the product,” according to the Guggisberg recall notice. “Consumers with questions may contact Ursula Bennett (in) customer service at 330-893-2500.”

 

Product Size (custom weights sold at deli counters) UPC Use By Dates
Guggisberg
Cheddar Horns
20/1lb, 2/6lb
& 2/15lb
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg
Colby Horns
20/1lb, 2/6lb
& 2/15lb
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg
Farmer’s Cheese horns
20/1lb, 2/6lb
& 2/15lb
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg
Garden Vegetable Horns
20/1lb, 2/6lb
& 2/15lb
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg
Marble Horns
20/1lb, 2/6lb
& 2/15lb
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg
Marble Longhorn
2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg
Pepper Jack Horns
20/1lb, 2/6lb
& 2/15lb
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg
Thunder Jack Horns
20/1lb, 2/6lb
& 2/15lb
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg exact
Marble Mini Rounds
12/12 oz. UPC BAR CODE# 710917 361018 June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg exact
Colby Mini Rounds
12/12 oz. UPC BAR CODE# 710917 361025 June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg exact
Pepper Jack Mini Rounds
12/12 oz UPC BAR CODE# 710917 361032 June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Cheese with yogurt cultures deli horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb
& 2/15lb
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017

 

Editor’s note: For additional information on the related recalls, please see:

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