For the third time since 2005, researchers have parsed data from an E. coli O157: H7 outbreak traced to raw milk gouda cheese. For the third time, they have concluded the “60-day rule” isn’t long enough to ensure dangerous bacteria in unpasteurized gouda have died.

This time around the scientists did more than publish the…

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.…

Smith’s Country Cheese of Winchendon, MA, is recalling 21 wheels of Waxed Gouda because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Waxed Gouda wheels were distributed in Massachusetts by wholesale distributors and further sold to retail stores. The wheels are coated in red wax and wrapped in transparent wrap with various…

New York-based Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese is recalling 12 wheels of gouda cheese manufactured on December 20, 2012, due to contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. This production batch has been labeled both “Schuyler” and “Bier Meck” gouda. The product was distributed in New York State, predominantly in the Albany region, and was distributed to retail stores…