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.