2017-04-04T10:41:43+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.
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Minneapolis, MN, 55402
U.S.A
+1.612.338.0202

Can I Sue for Listeriosis from Cheese?

Yes, you may have the right to sue for listeriosis from cheese if the illness can be connected to a cheese product contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria that causes listeriosis. In many of these cases, we are contacted by the ill person’s spouse or adult child because the person with listeriosis is extremely sick.

MDS Foods Cheese Recall Information

MDS Foods Inc., of Massillon, OH has recalled multiple cheese products, some of which were found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, and other products, which may have the potential to be contaminated with the bacteria.

MDS Foods Cheese Recall

Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, supplied MDS Foods with certain Colby and Colby Jack minihorn cheeses that were found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections (called listeriosis) in babies (unborn and newborn), the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems (diabetes, cancer, HIV, etc.). If a pregnant woman eats food contaminated with Listeria, the infection may spread to the fetus, causing a miscarriage or stillbirth of the baby.

At the time of this release, no illnesses have been reported. However, the incubation period for a Listeria infection can be 60 days (this is not a typo). The long incubation period means someone could eat a bite of of contaminated cheese and not get sick for 2 months.

MDS Foods, Inc. has also recalled potentially affected products that were packaged on the same production lines in our Tullahoma, TN. Facility as the affected product.

If you purchased any of the cheese products listed below from the affected sell by dates or any unreadable date codes, the FDA urges you not to consume it.

Affected and potentially affected products were distributed by MDS Foods Inc. under multiple brand labels and distributed nationwide.

Cheese Products Recalled Due to Found Contamination from Deutsch Kase Haus

MDS Foods
Item #
BrandDescriptionProduct SizePiece UPC CodeCase UPC CodeDate Code
55209Amish
Classics
Colby Deli (Mini) Horn6 lb8 28653 55209300 8 28653 55209 3Sell by: May 17, 2017
55241Amish
Classics
Colby RW FullmoonApprox. 8 oz8 28653 55241 300 8 28653 55241 3Best if used by:
07/10/177/4/20176/4/20175/19/2017
55245Amish
Classics
Colby EW Fullmoon8 oz8 28653 55245 100 8 28653 55245 1Best if used by:

7/10/2017

7/4/2017

6/3/2017

5/19/2017

55831Deli
Readi
Colby Mini
Cheese Slices
2 lb pack6 34660 62859 700 6 34660 62859 7Best if used by:
05/02/20174/22/2017
55553Deli
Made EZ
Colby Cheese
Slices
1.5 lb pack8 28653 55554 400 8 28653 55553 7335-16
18755MeijerColby Jack Mini
Horn
6 lb710917 187557 10917 18755

Sell by Date:
05/02/17

55755MeijerColby Mini Horn6 lb710917 557557 10917 55755

Sell by Date:
05/02/17

Products Recalled Due to Potential Contamination

MDS Foods Item #BrandDescriptionProduct
Size
Piece UPC CodeCase UPC CodeDate Code
55244Amish
Classics
Colby RW
Halfmoon
Approx.
8 oz
N/A0 08 28653 55244 4Best if used by:
07/10/2017
55758MeijerColby EW Halfmoon8 oz7 13733 34047 20 07 13733 34047 2Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18244Amish
Classics
Colby Jack RW HalfmoonApprox.
8 oz
N/A00828653182443Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18758MeijerColby Jack
EW Halfmoon Chunk
8 oz71373334058800713733340588Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18241Amish
Classics
Colby Jack
RW Fullmoon
Approx.
8 oz
N/A0 08 28653 18241 2Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18245Amish
Classics
Colby Jack
EW Fullmoon
8 oz82865318245000828653182450Best if used by:
07/10/2017
28245Amish
Classics
Cheddar
EW Fullmoon
8 oz82865328245700828653282457Best if used by:
07/10/2017
07/04/2017
73705Lipari Old
Tyme
Swiss
Sandwich
Cut
Approx
8.5 lbs
N/A00828653737056Best if used by:
07/04/2017
10241Amish
Classics
Jalapeno RW FullmoonApprox.
8 oz
N/A0 08 28653 10241 0Best if used by:
07/04/2017
10245Amish
Classics
Jalapeno
EW Fullmoon
8 oz82865310245800828653102458Best if used by:
07/04/2017
18830Deli ReadiColby Jack
St Pk 1oz Halfmoon Slice
1 lb6 34660 62875 7006 34660 62875 7Best if used by:
05/02/2017
10831Deli ReadiJalapeno St
Pk 1oz Slice
2 lb pack6 34660 62878 80 06 34660 62878 8Best if used by:
04/22/2017
26831Deli ReadiHot Pepper St Pk 1oz Slice2 lb pack6 34660 62868 90 06 34660 62868 9Best if used by:
04/22/2017
26555Deli
Made EZ
Hot Pepper
St Pk .5oz
Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 26555 90 08 28653 26555 9Best if used by:
04/22/2017
28747Duck DeliCheddar St
Pk .75oz
Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 28747 60 08 28653 28747 6Production Date:
358-16
28545Deli
Made EZ
Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice2.0 lb pack8 28653 28545 80 08 28653 28545 8Best if used by:
04/22/2017
28555Deli
Made EZ
Ched Mild Stk Pk .5oz Slice1.5 lb pack8 28653 28555 70 08 28653 28555 7Best if used by:
04/22/2017
55830Deli ReadiColby St Pk
1oz
Halfmoon
Slices
1.0 lb pack6 34660 62872 60 06 34660 62872 6Best if used by:
04/22/2017
55703Old TymeColby EW Halfmoon8 oz0 94776 10227 30 00 41563 26105 7Best if used by:
06/03/2017
10555Deli
Made EZ
Jalapeno
Jack St Pk
.5oz Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 10555 80 08 28653 10555 8Best if used by:
03/30/2017

Lawsuit for Listeria Infection and Complications

If you or a loved one was sickened by food contaminated with Listeria, a lawsuit can provide compensation and hold companies accountable for selling dangerous food that can cause meningitis, sepsis and wrongful death. Our law firm is one of the few in the nation that has won multi-million-dollar settlements for listeriosis patients, women who had miscarriages and families who lost loved ones. Attorneys Fred Pritzker, Brendan Flaherty and Ryan Osterholm are our lead lawyers for these cases. You can contact them using our free consultation form (click here) or at 1-888-377-8900.

Bad Bug Law Team