November 22, 2002
Swiss-American Has Recalled Danish
St. Louis, MO (SafetyAlerts)
The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said that Swiss-American, Inc. has recalled cut pieces
of Imported Danish Garden Danish Havarti Plain, Prima Della Imported Danish
Havarti Plain and Schnucks Imported Danish Havarti Plain, because it has the
potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an organism which
can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in your children, frail or
elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy
individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe
headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection
can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Cut Imported Danish Garden Danish Havarti Plain, cut Prima Della Imported
Danish Havarti Plain and cut Schnucks Imported Danish Havarti were
distributed through retail grocery stores in the continental United States.
The cut items come in random weight packages of between 7 oz. and 10 oz.
with the sell-by dates of November 1, 2002 through February 18, 2003.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Swiss-American was informed that one sample of this product contained
listeria monocytogenes on November 20, 2002 and voluntarily ceased shipping
this product to stores.
Consumers who have purchased cut Imported Danish Garden Danish Havarti
Plain, cut Prima Della Imported Danish Havarti Plain and cut Schnucks
Imported Danish Havarti are urged to return same to place of purchase for a
full refund. Consumers with questions may call Swiss-American, Inc. at