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Something Is Rotten In The State Of NJ: Nationwide Cheese Recall Of Quenby Hall Blue Stilton

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Quenby Hall Blue Stilton Cheese, a nationally distributed product by Schratter Foods Incorporated in Fairfield, New Jersey, is being recalled because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, those with weakened immune systems and pregnant women, was revealed during routine testing by the company, notes the FDA.

  • The product comes in bulk: Round Half 8.5 to 9.6 lbs.
  • The product comes in random weight wedge cuts with a label that states “Imported by: ANCO Fine Cheese: UPC 0813555010000, Affected lots 019 through 034.
  • Expiration date of 6/15/2011 through 6/29/2011.
  • The product could be cut at retail from the bulk or purchased and sold as pre-cut wedges.

To date, no illnesses have been reported. Product distribution has been suspended while the FDA and the company investigate the source of the problem. Consumers are urged to return products to the place of purchase for a full refund and/or contact the company at 973-461-2400 (EST 9:00 - 5:00 PM).