November 3, 2000Crystal Farms Cheese Product
Recalled in 33 States
MN (SafetyAlerts) - Crystal Farms
Refrigerated Distribution Company, Inc. has announced it is recalling two of its cheese
products because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The two products involved are the one-ounce, single-serve Crystal Farms Marble-Jack Cheese
Sticks (UPC 075925-30168) and the 10-ounce bag of individually wrapped Cheezoids
Marble-Jack Cheese Sticks (UPC 075925-30166), expiration dates are listed below. The
products were distributed to stores in 33 states.
There have been no reports of illness related to the products subject to this recall.
Customers are asked not to consume these products and return the products to the place of
purchase for a prompt and full cash refund. No other Crystal Farms products are affected
by this action.
Consumption of a product contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and
sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and
individuals with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer short-term
symptoms such as fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea from
The products subject to the recall are made with cheese from Wisconsin Hill & Valley
Cheese Co-op of Cashton, Wis. The recall was initiated following notification late
yesterday by Wisconsin Hill & Valley that its cheese products are being recalled based
on possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.
Expiration Dates of Affected
Crystal Farms Products
One-ounce, single-serve Crystal Farms Marble-Jack Cheese Sticks
UPC Code 075925-30168
10-ounce bag of individually wrapped Crystal Farms Cheezoid
Marble-Jack Cheese Sticks
UPC Code 075925-30166
Consumers with questions can contact
Crystal Farms' toll-free customer service number 800-268-4709 or contact the company via
its web site, http://www.michaelfoods.com.
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