Cooperstown Cheese Co. of Milford, NY, is recalling 1,400 pounds of cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria. Consumers who have purchased this cheese should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
- The recalled cheese was sold from June 21, 2023, to July 10, 2023, at farmers’ markets, restaurants, and retail stores.
- At stores, labeled as Jersey Girl, Toma Celena, and Abbie cheeses may be repackaged and wrapped in cellophane or cheese paper or vacuum sealed.
- Cheeses sold at farmers’ markets were labeled Jersey Girl, Toma Celena, SK, Jersey Gold, Marielle, Jersey Girl with garlic/rosemary, Jersey Girl spring onion, Bobby’s got the Blues, Toma Torino, Jersey Gold with garlic, and Abbie.
- Restaurants received Jersey Girl and Toma Celena.
- Cooperstown Cheese Company appears on all original labels.
Symptom of Listeria
Symptoms of a Listeria infection, called listeriosis, usually develop within one to 14 days of exposure but can sometimes take as long as 70 days to develop. They include severe headache, stiff neck, other muscle aches, fatigue, confusion, and loss of balance. Pregnant women can suffer miscarriages and stillbirths even if the expectant mother experiences only mild symptoms.