Cooperstown Cheese Company is voluntarily recalling Toma Celena, batch numbers 51017 & 52417, Roasted Garlic Cheddar batch numbers 52417 & 60717 and Roasted Garlic Peppercorn batch number 52417, for presumptive positive tests for Listeria. All package sizes are subject to the recall and the plant number on the label is 36-8524.
If you have any of these cheeses, please discard them. If you have any symptoms, please get medical attention.
Even though listeria affects a small percentage of the population, it can be very serious. The CDC says Listeria monocytogenes may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy adults may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infections may also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
We apologize for any concern or inconvenience this recall has caused our customers and consumers who enjoy our cheeses. We are issuing this release to alert consumers not to eat these products. If you would like to speak to us directly, please feel free to call us at 978-257-4635.