the Cheeses may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes

Apple Tree Goat Dairy Chevre Cheese Label / Apple Tree Goat Dairy Recalls Four Goat Cheeses Due to Contamination
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September 21, 2016

Apple Tree Goat Dairy is recalling certain lots of its Feta, Gouda, Chevre, and French Herb Chevre cheeses. The products have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

No illnesses have been reported, to date.

The recalled cheeses may have been distributed in Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

The Chevre, lot number 816, and French Herb Chevre, lot number 736, were packaged in eight-ounce shrink wrapped bags or five-pound plastic tubs. The Feta cheese, lot number 836, has an expiration date of 12/16, and the Gouda cheese, lot number 426, was packaged as a square block in an eight-ounce package or a five-pound, shrink wrapped block.

Customers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it, and to contact the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall may contact the Apple Tree Goat Dairy at (717) 694-0146.