Moore Family Cheese LLC of Maquoketa, IA is recalling Moore Family Farms and Creamery Cheddar Cheese Curds because of high coliform and generic E. coli count.

According to the details posted online by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), the recall was initiated on May 23, 2024, and is ongoing.

The recalled products were distributed in Iowa.

About E. coli infections
Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled product and developed symptoms of E. coli infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctor about their possible exposure to the bacteria. Specific tests are required to diagnose the infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

The symptoms of E. coli infections vary for each person but often include severe stomach cramps and diarrhea, which is often bloody. Some patients may also have a fever. Most patients recover within five to seven days. Others can develop severe or life-threatening symptoms and complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

About 5 to 10 percent of those diagnosed with E. coli infections develop a potentially life-threatening kidney failure complication, known as a hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Symptoms of HUS include fever, abdominal pain, feeling very tired, decreased frequency of urination, small unexplained bruises or bleeding, and pallor. 

Many people with HUS recover within a few weeks, but some suffer permanent injuries or death. This condition can occur among people of any age but is most common in children younger than five years old because of their immature immune systems, older adults because of deteriorating immune systems, and people with compromised immune systems such as cancer patients. 

People who experience HUS symptoms should immediately seek emergency medical care. People with HUS will likely be hospitalized because the condition can cause other serious and ongoing problems such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease, brain damage, and neurologic problems.

Recalled product:

Moore Family Farms and Creamery Cheddar Cheese Curds, 1 pound plastic bags, packaged with white ties

  • Product Quantity: 65 bags
  • Code Information: Date Code 5/13/2024 Expiration 6/3/2024

Consumers should not use this product. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to their place of purchase.

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