Cheese recalled due to possible contamination

by Eric Schroeder
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DEARBORN, MICH. — Green Cedar Dairy has recalled its All Natural Ackawi Cheese and All Natural Chives Cheese with a sell by date up to July 1, 2012, because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The Michigan Department of Community Health and the Wayne County Public Health Department are investigating two recent cases of human listeriosis that may have had exposure to Green Cedar Dairy products.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Laboratory identified Listeria monocytogenes in samples of All Natural Chives Cheese that were collected from Green Cedar Dairy. The company’s products were distributed to bakeries and retail stores in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

Green Cedar Dairy is cooperating with the investigation and has asked that all retail stores cease selling these cheeses immediately, and that restaurants cease serving them.

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