Georgia Cheeses Recalled For Potential Health Risk

  • Thursday, December 26, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of Flat Creek Farm & Dairy’s Heavenly Blue and Aztec Cheddar cheeses, sold in Georgia and Florida, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores and food warehouses to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

Here is the recall announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

Flat Creek Farm & Dairy of Swainsboro, GA has recalled 90 pounds of Heavenly Blue and 78 pounds of Aztec Cheddar cheese, because of potential contamination of Salmonella. Flat Creek is in the process of notifying all of the purchasers.

No illnesses have been reported to date. 

The cheeses were distributed in certain parts of Georgia and Florida and six online orders (www.flatcreekdairy.com), which are in the process of being notified. The product is packed in clear plastic and ranges in sizes from ½ pound to whole wheels. The recall is specific to product marked with the lot codes 130916XHB (Heavenly Blue) and 130823XAZ (Aztec Cheddar), which can be found on the front of the package.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which revealed that the finished products were potentially contaminated.

Consumers that have purchased this product are urged to return the product to the place of purchase.  They may also call Flat Creek Dairy & Farm at 478 237-0123 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for more information.  

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