By Associated Press
Friday, March 25, 2005
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. – A gourmet cheesemaker in Great Barrington is voluntarily recalling 13 small wheels of its blue cheese.
The company says they may have been contaminated with listeria.
The FDA says the recall affects 2.5 pound wheels of Berkshire Blue Cheese made by Berkshire Cheese Makers.
The wheels carry batch codes “QA” and “QB”. All were distributed to stores in Berkshire County in late February and early March.
The FDA says the lysteria was discovered during a routine sampling. No illnesses have been reported.
Owner Michael Miller says the company has suspended operation and distribution of its cheeses until an independent laboratory completes testing of its products and determines the source of the contamination.