A routine sample of asadero cheese, taken by an inspector from the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s Food and Dairy Division on Feb. 23, was subsequently tested by the Michigan Department of Agriculture Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Products were distributed to the following states:
The recall encompasses all production dates between Aug. 1, 2008 (expiration date Feb. 29, 2008) and Feb. 27 (expiration date May 10).
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the recalled products.
Consumers and retailers are urged to return all unused recalled product to the manufacturer. Consumers with questions may contact Salvador Torres, manager, Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese, at 517/368-5990.