Cheese Products Voluntarily Recalled by Kuster’s in Multiple States Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
On Oct. 12, 2016, The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) announced that Kuster’s Inc. of Camden, MI issued a Voluntary Recall of 14,238 pounds of its shredded, sliced and cubed cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. According to the USDA Recall Classifications, a voluntary recall is issued when a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert. The FDA posts the company’s announcement as a public service. The FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.
Recalled Shredded, Sliced and Cubed Cheese in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania
Kuster’s Inc. was notified by its supplier, Farm County Cheese of Lakeview, MI, that its dairy products have the potential for Listeria contamination. A voluntary recall announcement was made on Oct 12, 2016. Production and distribution of the cheese products have ceased while the FDA and the company continue the investigation.
The products included in the Voluntary Recall are Sharp White Cheddar, Mozzarella/Muenster/Provolone, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, Four Blend, Three Blend, Pepper Jack Cubes, Co/Jack Slices. Products dates can be found in the bottom center of the label. The shredded cheese was sold in 5 pound plastic bags under the Kuster’s Dairy Foods, Fata’s Best and Nor-Tech Dairy labels. The Shredded cheese products were distributed in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The Shredded cheese was packaged under the following labels:
- Kuster’s Dairy Foods Three Blend (pack date 10/05/16)
- Fata’s Best Four Blend Feather Shred (lot date 27916)
- Fata’s Best Mozzarella Muenster Provolone Feather Shred (lot date 27916)
- Fata’s Best Monterey Jack Feather Shred (lot date 27916)
- Fata’s Best PepperJack Feather Shred (Lot date 27816)
- Nor-Tech Dairy Mozz/Muenster/Prov Feather Shred (best used by: 12-05-2016)
- Nor-Tech Dairy Sharp White Cheddar Feather Shred (packed on 10.04.2016)
The cubed cheese was packaged under the following label:
- Nor-Tech Dairy PepperJack 3/4″ Cubed (packed on 10/04/2016)
The sliced cheese was packaged under the following label:
- Kuster’s Dairy Foods Sliced Colby Jack
No Illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers are urged not to consume the products. If you feel you purchased one of these recalled products you may return the product to Kuster’s Inc for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Kuster’s at 517-368-5174. To read the full USDA alert, please click here.
Consuming Food Contaminated with Listeria
Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes bacteria. Older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems are primarily at risk of being affected by listeriosis. Go to our Listeria food poisoning page to learn more.
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