Keswick Creamery of Newburg, PA has issued a recall for a variety of cheeses that may be contaminated with Listeria. The cheeses were sold at markets in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington DC. Consumers who have purchased them should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.
The Keswick Creamery logo appears on the label of the recalled cheeses which include: Bovre Cheese (plain, oregano and garlic, herbes de provence, cranberry, and honey), Calverley Cheese, Cider Washed Tomme Cheese, Feta Cheese, Havarti Cheese, Quark Cheese (plain, dill, and onion), Vermeer Cheese, Vulkwin’s Folly Cheese, Wallaby Cheese, and Whole Milk Ricotta.
The recalled cheese was sold at:
- Dupont Circle Freshfarm Market in Washington, D.C.
- Takoma Park Farmers Market in Takoma Park, Maryland
- Smith Meadows Farm Store in Berryville, Virginia
- Oylers Organic Farms and Market in Biglerville, Pennsylvania;
- Talking Breads Farm Store in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop. They include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, other muscle stiffness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, confusion, and convulsions. Anyone who ate the cheese and develops these symptoms should see a doctor right away.