Guggisberg Cheese Recalls Various Colby Type Cheeses Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall

Guggisberg Cheese Recalls Various Colby Type Cheeses Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
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February 17, 2017

Guggisberg Cheese is recalling various types of Colby cheeses and in various sizes due to a potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes.

The affected products were manufactured both by Guggisberg Cheese and by Deutsch Kase Haus under the Guggisberg label. The products were manufactured between September 1, 2016 and January 27, 2017.

These products were packaged in clear plastic and sold primarily in retail stores at deli counters and deli cases located in the states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, and West Virginia.

To view a complete list of details of the products affected in this recall, click here.

To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refun--or they may discard the product.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns about the recall can contact Ursula Bennett in customer service at (330) 893-2500.