home made cheese.jpgIt appears that two cases of listeriosis are linked to the consumption of cheese produces from Green Cedar Fairy in Dearnborn, Michigan, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press.  Following the news of the listeria infections, the dairy recalled packages of cheese bearing the labels “All Natural Ackawi Cheese” and “All Natural Chives Cheese” with a sell by date up to July 1, 2012.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture indicated that at least one sample of “All Natural Chives Cheese” tested positive for Listeria.  the products were distributed in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties. 

According to the CDC, listeria is most often found in:

foods that become contaminated after cooking or processing, such as soft cheeses, processed meats such as hot dogs and deli meat (both products in factory-sealed packages and products sold at deli counters), and smoked seafood.

Of course, this year, we suffered the most deadly foodborne illness outbreak in U.S. history, with 31 deaths connected to listeria in cantaloupe.