Sally Jackson Cheese Recalls All Cheese Because Of Possible Health Risk

December 17, 2010

Sally Jackson Cheese of Oroville, WA is recalling all cheese products, including cow, goat, and sheep, because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.

The products being recalled are:

UPC Code Product Desc Lot Code
205100 Goat Cheese, Sally Jackson All
205101 Renata Guernsey, Sally Jackson All
294402 Goat Cheese with Grape Leaf, Sally Jackson All
299744 Chestnut, Sally Jackson All
299774 Tomme, Sally Jackson All

The problem was revealed as a result of follow-up by the FDA of a report of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections. The notification came from the Washington State Department of Agriculture, Washington Department of Health, and the Oregon Public Health Division.

For more information please call the company at 509-429-3057 or visit the FDA website.