Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach Branch Announces a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Assorted Cheese Items for Potential Listeria Monocytogenes

Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach branch is issuing a recall on various Cheeses and cheese containing items due to the potential for it to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

On 2/15/2017 the firm was notified by their supplier, Deutsch Kase Haus, that various cheese product they received may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no illnesses or issues reported regarding consumption of this product to date.

Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach Branch has issued a voluntary recall for the following products:

Item Description Size Code
Guggisberg Colby Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Pepperjack Mini Horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Farmers Cheese Mini Horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Cheese Longhorns 15lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese Longhorns 15lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Pepperjack Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Farmers Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/2lbs Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese 12/2lbs Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Cheese Lover’s Box All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Holiday Delight Box All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Ultimate Amish Sampler Box All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Custom Gift Box All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Holiday Crowd Pleaser Basket All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Country Christmas Basket All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Taste of Goodness Basket All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17


All Items packaged and sold within the parameters mentioned are subject to this recall, including items sold on our website, www.dutchvalleyfoods.com. These items were distributed to the following states: AR, FL, GA, IA, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, NC, NE, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI & WV.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Retailers are advised to remove this product from store shelves based on the listed codes. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked to destroy them or to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions regarding the product listed may call Dutch Valley Foods at 1-800-733 4191 and speak with customer service, Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm EST.

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