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November 3, 2000

Crystal Farms Cheese Product Recalled in 33 States

Minneapolis, 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 listeria infection.

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,

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