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Biery Cheese Co. recalls cheese products

Biery Cheese Co. is voluntarily recalling some specialty Longhorn colby cheese products after they were notified by their supplier that some of the cheese supplied may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Feb. 17.

The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Christopher Wicker, a public health advisor for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.

The following products are affected by this recall:

  • Delallo Premium Sliced Colby Cheese, 8 ounces: UPC 0 72368 12452 0 with a "sell by" date of May 6, 2017
  • Delallo Premium Sliced Hot Pepper Cheese, 8 ounces: UPC 0 72368 12462 9 with a "sell by" date of May 6, 2017
  • Dietz & Watson Pasteurized Process New York State Cheddar Cheese with Jalapeno and Cayenne, 8 ounces: UPC 0 31506 79412 4 with a "sell by" date of May 6, 2017
  • Dietz & Watson Pepper Jack Cheese, 8 ounces: UPC 0 31506 79450 6 with a "sell by" date of May 6, 2017
  • Private Selections Hardwood Smoked Gouda Slice, 8 ounces: UPC 0 11110 60861 1 with a "sell by" date of May 6, 2017

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Customers should return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.

Listeria monocytogenes may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy adults may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infections may also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The illness caused by these bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear.

Questions about this recall can be directed to Biery Cheese Co. at 800-243-3731 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.

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