Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Recalled: Sprout Creek Farm “Margie” Cheese Due to Listeria (US/CT,NY), Polonia Sausage House products for E. coli and Listeria (Canada/BC)

Reason for Recall: Listeria monocytogenes

Company: Sprout Creek Farm
Product: “Margie” cheese


The recalled batch of Margie cheese, consisting of 132 wheels, was distributed to the following locations, which have all been notified of the recall and instructed to dispose of the cheese:

Hudson Valley Harvest 750 Enterprise Dr, Kingston, NY 12401
Mohonk Mountain House 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561
Olsen and Company 81 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Gossetts Market 1202 Old Post Rd, South Salem, NY 10590
Tannat Wine and Cheese 4736 Broadway, New York, NY 10040
Sheep and Wool Fest Rhinebeck, Dutchess County Fair Grounds
Adams Fairacre Farms 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Stinky Brooklyn 215 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Ocean House Oyster Bar & Grill 49 N Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

Margie cheese is a soft, white rind, cow’s milk cheese. It is packaged with a green round label, wrapped in white milk paper in one pound wheels. The cheese being recalled can be identified with the lot number make date of 10-9-18 and best by dates of 12-9-18.

The recall was the result of a routine US Food and Drug Administration inspection of Sprout Creek Farm’s cheese production facility. During the inspection samples were sent to a FDA Lab for testing and Listeria monocytogenes was found in the product.

Sprout Creek Farm is working with the FDA to determine the root cause of the problem.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Any consumer with the product should dispose of it immediately.

For additional information regarding this recall, call Sister Margo Morris at Sprout Creek Farm (845) 485-8438 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.

Regions: NY, CT


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Reason for Recall: Possible E. coli and Listeria

Company: Polonia Sausage House
Product: Sausage and Salami


Inspectors from Vancouver Coastal Health have discovered a local family-owned business did not use proper processing in the production of meat products including sausages and salami, which could allow for growth of potentially deadly bacteria.

The health department on the West Coast of Canada has issued a public warning for eight different products from Polonia Sausage House. A recall has been initiated, but there is concern consumers may have unused portions of the products in their homes.

“During an inspection, inspectors discovered that these products were not processed using a validated method consistent with food safety standards. The retailer has stopped selling the items and is fully cooperating. No illnesses have been reported linked to these products,” according to the public warning. “Customers are being advised to either throw the products out or return them to the place of purchase.”

Polonia Sausage House stores sold the implicated meats from Aug. 1 through Nov. 2. Other than the types of processed meats and the locations that sold them, the warning does not include any packaging codes or label information that consumers could use to identify the recalled products. Bacteria that may have contaminated the products include E. coli O157:H7 and Listeria, both of which can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening illnesses or death.

The kinds of processed meat included in the recall are:

  • Cervelat Salami;
  • Polish Salami;
  • Ziger Salami;
  • Hungarian Salami;
  • Chorizo;
  • Polish Smoked Sausage;
  • Hot Hungarian; and
  • Gypsy Salami.

Polonia Sausage House manufactured and sold all of the recalled meats, according to the Vancouver health department warning.

Store locations listed in the warning are:

  • Vancouver Sausage, 2434 E. Hastings St., Vancouver;
  • Vancouver Deli, 4286 Fraser St., Vancouver;
  • Surrey Bakery 14641 108th Ave., Surrey; and
  • Surrey Deli 14045 104th Ave., Surrey.

Regions: Canada/British Columbia


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