Product Recall: Guggisberg Cheese

February 20, 2017

Out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on its customers’ wellness and safety, Guggisberg Cheese Inc. is recalling various types of Colby type cheeses and sizes due to a potential contamination of 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.

The affected products were manufactured both by Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. and by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC under the Guggisberg label. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The following Guggisberg Cheese, Inc items have been pulled from our shelf:

  • Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Amish Butter Cheese
  • Colby Cheese
  • Colby Jack Cheese

If you have purchased a recalled product from the Co-op, please return it for a full refund. For more information please visit https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm541732.htm