Grassfields Cheese, LLC has recalled 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses because of possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, which is a bacteria that can cause serious illness in humans. E. coli symptoms vary, but often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the potential for contamination was identified during an ongoing investigation of seven cases of human illnesses occurring between March 2016 and July 2016 caused by the same type of E. coli.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Geagley Laboratory found the presence of E. coli bacteria in a sample of Grassfields cheese collected by MDARD food and dairy inspectors.
Manufacturing and distribution stopped August 1, 2016 until corrections to prevent reoccurrence can be made.
The recalled cheeses were sold from the firm’s retail store located at 14238 60th Ave., Coopersville MI 49404, to wholesale and retail customers, and to consumers nationwide via sales through the website https://www.Grassfieldsscheese.com
Information below provided by U.S. Food and Drug Administration: