Dairy Processor News

Fair Oaks Dairy Issues Voluntary Recall for Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese

October 19, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
Fair Oaks Dairy Products issued a voluntary recall of blue cheese produced under the Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese label because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


Fair Oaks Dairy Products, LLC, Fair Oaks, Ind., issued a voluntary recall of blue cheese produced under the Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese label because it has the potential to be contaminated with 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.

A small quantity of the cheese was sold at the Fair Oaks Dairy store in Northwest Indiana, central Indiana and to several other stores through distributers, on and after Sept. 25. The product is in 1/3- to ½-pound packages in a royal blue foil with the label "Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese."  

Fair Oaks discovered the issue during its own testing of products by an independent laboratory. Fair Oaks contacted the FDA and issued the recall to consumers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The quantity of blue cheese involved in the recall is less than 20 pounds and the company estimates less than 20 pounds are held by consumers.

Shoppers who have purchased this brand on the dates in question should return the product to the stores where they were purchased to receive a refund. Recall notices have already been sent to retail outlets that received this product.

If you are ill, or experience any symptoms of listeriosis, contact your physician.  

Consumers with questions may contact Julie Basich, general manager, Fair Oaks Farms, at 219 - 394-2025, ext. 314, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT). After hours or on weekends, call 847-884-0000. All remaining inventory has been quarantined and will be destroyed under FDA supervision.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Dairy Foods Magazine. 
You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 

BehindtheScenes

This photo gallery contains additional, unpublished photos of dairy processing facilities featured in Dairy Foods magazine. To view more Behind the Scenes galleries go to our archives page!

5/1/13 8:00 am EST

Food Safety Summit Conference & Expo - Live Webinar Sessions

On-Demand: The Food Safety Summit offers the opportunity to attend and participate in these selected sessions remotely by registering and joining in LIVE from your computer.

Yogurt

What’s your favorite yogurt?
View Results Poll Archive

THE MAGAZINE

Dairy Foods Magazine

april 2014 dairy foods

2014 April

A look inside Agropur; Plus we profile two cultured dairy companies.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE DAIRY FOODS STORE

tharp-and-young-on-icecream.gif
Tharp & Young on Ice Cream: An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology

An at once an all-inclusive guide to the meaning of hundreds of technical terms and ideas needed for ice cream manufacturing, as well as a practical introduction to the ingredients, freezing methods, flavoring, and packaging of ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, gelato, frozen yogurts, novelties and many other kinds of frozen desserts.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Dairy Foods Buyers Guide

cover df july 2013Resource for buyers in the dairy processing industry to find information on the leading suppliers and manufacturers.

Find Ingredients, Equipment, Distribution, R&D and More.

Start Your Search Today.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo 40px 2-12-13 Twitter logo 40px 2-12-13  YouTube logo 40px 2-12-13  LinkedIn logo 40px 2-12-13