The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a nationwide recall of Quenby Hall Blue Stilton Cheese, as it was found to be contaminated with listeria.
The cheese, produced by Schratter Foods Inc., was found to be contaminated with the bacteria during a routine inspection. The recall included 8-9 pound packages of the cheese, as well as randomly-weighted wedges. The contaminated cheese has an expiration date of June 15, 2011.
Listeria is a bacteria that can cause severe abdominal cramps, fever, and diarrhea if consumed. Children and the elderly are more susceptible to the dangers of listeria because they have weakened immune systems. No incidences of illness caused by the cheese have been reported.
If you or someone you love has suffered an illness after eating a contaminated food product, please contact the Cincinnati food products and containers lawyers of Stepleton & Dugan, LLC, at 513-321-7733.