Estrella Family expands cheese recall due to Listeria contamination

Legal news for product liability attorneys. An expanded recall of Estrella family cheeses was announced by the FDA.

Product liability attorneys alert- Estrella Family cheeses expands recall over Listeria monocytogenes.

Aberdeen, WA—The Estrella Family Creamery of Montesano, WA is expanding their recall of various cheeses due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall that affects Brewleggio, Domino, and Wynoochee River Blue cheeses.

The recalled cheeses were sold to various restaurants and cheese shops in WA, OR, and NJ. The Domino cheese is described as a one pound, natural rind wheel made from cow’s milk; and the Brewleggio cheese is a soft washed rink cow’s milk wheel at 8” wide by 2” tall that weighs 3 pounds. The Wynoochee River Blue Cheese is a 5-pound wheel with a rustic natural rind, blue veined. None of the recalled cheeses are coded. At this time no illnesses have been reported in connection with the products.

The original recall only included Red Darla cheese, but since has been expanded after the Domino Cheese tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacterium. Since the Brewleggio and Wynoochee River Blue cheeses were aged in the same room that the Domino cheese was in, they have been included in the recall. While the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the FDA is investigating the products, all production and distribution has been stopped. Consumers can return the recall cheeses to the place of purchase to receive a full refund. Any questions can be answered by Kelli or Anthony at the Creamery, 360.249.6541, Monday – Friday, 6:00am – 8:00pm PST.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, which are characterized as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.