Saputo Recalls Certain Gouda Cheese Products Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

the recalled cheeses were sold primarily in retail stores at deli counters and deli cases

Saputo Recalls Certain Gouda Cheese Products Due to Potential Listeria Contamination
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February 21, 2017

Saputo is recalling certain Gouda cheese products in the United States after having been notified by Deutsch Kase Haus that some specialty Gouda cheese products that it supplied to Saputo's Green Bay, Wisconsin facility may have been contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

The affected retail products are the Great Midwest Applewood Smoked Gouda cheeses and, as a precautionary measure, Dutchmark Smoked Gouda cheeses that were packaged on the same line. To view a complete list of the affected products, click here.

The recalled products were sold to retailers nationwide. The Great Midwest Applewood Smoked Gouda cheeses were sold primarily in retail stores at deli counters and deli cases. Saputo is working with impacted customers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from the marketplace.

No illnesses due to consumption of these products have been reported to date.

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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Consumers who have purchased any of the affected products with the listed sell-by date are urged to dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. No other Saputo products are affected by this recall.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns may contact Saputo at (877) 578-1510.