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.
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
|Brand||Description||Product Size||Piece UPC Code||Case UPC Code||Date Code|
|Colby Deli (Mini) Horn||6 lb||8 28653 552093||00 8 28653 55209 3||Sell by: May 17, 2017|
|Colby RW Fullmoon||Approx. 8 oz||8 28653 55241 3||00 8 28653 55241 3||Best if used by:|
|Colby EW Fullmoon||8 oz||8 28653 55245 1||00 8 28653 55245 1||Best if used by:|
|2 lb pack||6 34660 62859 7||00 6 34660 62859 7||Best if used by:|
|1.5 lb pack||8 28653 55554 4||00 8 28653 55553 7||335-16|
|18755||Meijer||Colby Jack Mini|
|6 lb||710917 18755||7 10917 18755|
Sell by Date:
|55755||Meijer||Colby Mini Horn||6 lb||710917 55755||7 10917 55755|
Sell by Date:
Products Recalled Due to Potential Contamination
|MDS Foods Item #||Brand||Description||Product|
|Piece UPC Code||Case UPC Code||Date Code|
|N/A||0 08 28653 55244 4||Best if used by:|
|55758||Meijer||Colby EW Halfmoon||8 oz||7 13733 34047 2||0 07 13733 34047 2||Best if used by:|
|Colby Jack RW Halfmoon||Approx.|
|N/A||00828653182443||Best if used by:|
EW Halfmoon Chunk
|8 oz||713733340588||00713733340588||Best if used by:|
|N/A||0 08 28653 18241 2||Best if used by:|
|8 oz||828653182450||00828653182450||Best if used by:|
|8 oz||828653282457||00828653282457||Best if used by:|
|N/A||00828653737056||Best if used by:|
|Jalapeno RW Fullmoon||Approx.|
|N/A||0 08 28653 10241 0||Best if used by:|
|8 oz||828653102458||00828653102458||Best if used by:|
|18830||Deli Readi||Colby Jack|
St Pk 1oz Halfmoon Slice
|1 lb||6 34660 62875 7||006 34660 62875 7||Best if used by:|
|10831||Deli Readi||Jalapeno St|
Pk 1oz Slice
|2 lb pack||6 34660 62878 8||0 06 34660 62878 8||Best if used by:|
|26831||Deli Readi||Hot Pepper St Pk 1oz Slice||2 lb pack||6 34660 62868 9||0 06 34660 62868 9||Best if used by:|
St Pk .5oz
|8 28653 26555 9||0 08 28653 26555 9||Best if used by:|
|28747||Duck Deli||Cheddar St|
|8 28653 28747 6||0 08 28653 28747 6||Production Date:|
|Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice||2.0 lb pack||8 28653 28545 8||0 08 28653 28545 8||Best if used by:|
|Ched Mild Stk Pk .5oz Slice||1.5 lb pack||8 28653 28555 7||0 08 28653 28555 7||Best if used by:|
|55830||Deli Readi||Colby St Pk|
|1.0 lb pack||6 34660 62872 6||0 06 34660 62872 6||Best if used by:|
|55703||Old Tyme||Colby EW Halfmoon||8 oz||0 94776 10227 3||0 00 41563 26105 7||Best if used by:|
Jack St Pk
|8 28653 10555 8||0 08 28653 10555 8||Best if used by:|
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.