Golden Glen Creamery of Bow, WA is voluntarily recalling Butter produced on November 2, 2011 because it has the 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 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.

To date, no illnesses have been reported.

21 – 4 oz. packages of Herbes de Provence Butter were available at the Whole Foods Market in Redmond, WA. 68 – 4 oz. packages of NW Mushroom Trio Butter were available at the Whole Foods Market in Redmond, WA, and at various Metropolitan Market locations in Washington. Products were distributed between 11/7/11 and 11/28/11 and are in circulation to date.

The product is sold in 4 oz. plastic round containers with tamper-evident seals. The labels read in part: “Herbes de Provence Butter”, or “Northwest Mushroom Trio Butter”, along with “GOLDEN GLEN CREAMERY”and“Natural handcrafted cheese produced by the Jensen ladies.” The top label on the products has a three-digit code “767.” 

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The Butters are being voluntarily recalled by Golden Glen Creamery, as a result of a surveillance sample collected and analyzed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture that was found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA, the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.