Pieces of Cut Cahill’s Farm Porter cheese distributed by Swiss-American Inc. are being recalled because a sample contained the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria infection can be serious or fatal for children, the elderly or people with weakened immune systems. In healthy adults, symptoms include: fever, headache, nausea and diarrhea. It can also cause miscarriages among pregnant women. The cheese was distributed to retail grocery stores in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee and Louisiana, although the Food and Drug Administration said all the packages sold in Louisiana were recovered. Most of the cheese was sent to Missouri and Illinois, according to FDA.
The cheese was sold in packages ranging from 7 to 10 ounces. It was labeled with sell-by dates of 6-16-06, 6-25-06, 7-02-06, 8-19-06, 9-02-06 and 10-10-06. Customers should return the cheese to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, call 800-325-8150 or visit www.fda.gov.