FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Morning Dairy Farms Inc.
Mountain View, MO
May 26, 1999
Morning Dairy Farms Inc. Recalls
Chives Colby Cheese - Listeria
Mountain View, MO (SafetyAlerts) - Morningland Dairy Farms
Inc. is recalling raw milk Chives Colby Cheese because it has potential to be contaminated
with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal
infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune
Although healthy individuals may
suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea,
abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria contamination can cause miscarriages and stillbirths
among pregnant women.
One hundred thirty five pounds of
Chives Colby Cheese was distributed in Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Illinois, Arizona,
Tennessee, New York, California, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and South Carolina,
through mail order and retail outlets.
The cheese is packaged in a plastic
vacuum packed bag ranging in sizes between .50 pounds to 5 pounds and is labeled as
Morningland Dairy Chives Colby. The recalled code is A259 and is hand written in ink
on the label.
No illnesses have been reported to
The recall was a result of a routine
product sampling by the FDA and the Missouri Milk Board which revealed the finished
products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and
distribution of the product, while the FDA, the Missouri Milk Board and the company
continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased the
product, Code A259, are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 417-469-3817.