There has been a recall on all Sally Jackson cheeses from the company’s Washington state dairy due to the possibility they could be contaminated with E. coli. For more information on the recall of these gourmet cheeses, and what to do if you have any of the recalled products, keep on reading after the jump.
The FDA has issued a recall of all Sally Jackson cheeses, citing a recent outbreak of E. coli that has been linked back to possibly originating from these products.
Sally Jackson manufactures raw cheeses made from cow’s, goat’s, and sheep’s milk. All cheeses have been recalled, because Sally Jackson products do not have labels or bar codes. The cheeses are wrapped in leaves and twine, and may be sealed with wax. The cow and sheep’s milk products are wrapped in chestnut leaves, and goat cheese products are wrapped in grape leaves.
Several people have contracted the same E. coli O157:H7 strain that is believed to be from these cheese products. The Sally Jackson dairy is cooperating with officials to correct the problem. Past E. coli outbreaks have also been linked to raw cheeses. Symptoms of this strain of E. coli include diarrhea, bloody stool, kidney failure, and death in severe cases.
The recalled Sally Jackson cheeses were distributed to restaurants, distributors, and retailers like Whole Foods, Tamales in Berkley, CA, Quality Cheese in Seattle, and Ideal Foods in New York City. If you have any of the recalled products they can be returned to where they were purchased.
While the manufacturer is cooperating, this isn’t the first time they have had run ins with health concerns. They were cited for health code violations back in 2002, but have always complied with any orders they were given to correct their establishment.
What do you guys think of the Sally Jackson cheese recall? Have you ever had these cheeses before? Have you ever had a recalled food? Let us know by leaving us a comment, and check out this video on what it is like to suffer from E. coli.