Just when you thought it was all safe–you threw out the eggs, you tossed the Wal-Mart sandwiches–here goes another Listeria warning: Listeria monocytogenes found in raw milk cheese produced in Missouri and sold in four California counties, including Los Angeles, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

The listeriosis causing bacteria was found in two raw milk products labeled, Morningland Dairy Raw Milk Cheese Garlic Colby and Morningland Dairy Raw Milk Cheese Hot Pepper ColbyThe products were shipped from the Missouri plant to locations in Los Angeles, San Diego, Mendocino and Santa Cruz counties.

Listeriosis can be life threatening and is especially risky for pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and immunocompromised people (HIV, cancer).  Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, and sometimes nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, meningitis can occur.

If you like raw cheese and Morningland is your brand, move it to the same location you did the eggs and sandwiches–in the garbage.

3 Responses to Raw Cheese Recall

  1. Anonymous says:

    And not a single case of poisoning. Of course. Because it’s bogus.

    But a major big agrigrower can unload tainted product and not receive the same wrath.

    Besides this fact, raw milk has a number of other bacteria that more than likely would negate much of the negative bacteria and they don’t even say they found listeriosis but the bacteria that causes it. Not the same thing.

  2. I’m just reporting the news here and have no stake in any side–not “big agrigrowers,” not natural or raw food manufacturers. But it seems to me that:

    1) Most consumers would want to know if there is a recall of any particular food item

    2) If you have information showing this warning was, in fact, bogus, then it would help for you to share it with us. I’m sure my readers would like to know this if it’s true.

    As I’ve said, I represent no side except the people that want to know health information, so if anyone has additional info to any story, please reference claims–it helps everybody.

    Further, listeriosis is an infection caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, so to find listeriosis in cheese would be like finding pregnancy in a condom–clearly not the same thing because it makes no sense. Just thought you’d like to know, Anon.

  3. Anonymous says:

    great informative article.but they wont know,only a doctor can write such a thing!thumbs up!

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