Flat Creek Farm & Dairy of Swainsboro, GA, has recalled three lots of cheese because of potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled products have lot codes 140802XAZ (Aztec Cheddar), 140702XAZ (Low Country Gouda) and 140725XGO (Aztec Cheddar). The lot codes can be found on the front of the packages. According to company records, as of Nov. 25, 2014, all of the purchasers have been notified and all but 1.5 pounds of the cheese has been recovered. Two of the batches of raw milk cheese (lot codes 140702XAZ and 140725XGO) have been tested by an independent lab. The results were negative for contamination, but they are being voluntarily recalled and destroyed by Flat Creek. Aztec Cheddar and Low Country Gouda was distributed in certain parts of Georgia via Flat Creek delivery and in one online order, which have all been notified. The product is packed in clear plastic and ranges in sizes from half-pound to whole wheels. Consumers who have purchased this product are asked to return the product to the place of purchase. The recall was the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which revealed that the finished products were contaminated. The company has identified the source of the problem and has eliminated it from future batches. All of the raw milk cheese has been destroyed. Flat Creek Dairy is no longer producing raw milk cheese and has begun gently pasteurizing its artisanal cheeses. In December 2013 and January 2014, Flat Creek recalled blue and cheddar cheeses that may have been contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications can include severe arthritis.