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Food and drinks

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Possibility of infection with Listeria monocytogenes

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Keswick Creamery
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Keswick Creamery of Newburg, Pa recalls Calverley cheese, Vulkwin’s Folly cheese, Vermeer cheese, Havarti cheese, Wallaby cheese, Tomme cheese washed with cider, Feta cheese, whole milk ricotta, Bovre cheese (common, oregano and garlic, herbs de Provence , cranberry and honey) and Quark cheese (usually dill and onion) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, 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, listeria the infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

All cheeses were distributed at Dupont Circle Freshfarm Market in Washington, DC; Takoma Park Farmers Market in Takoma Park, Maryland; Smith Meadows Farm Store in Berryville, Virginia; Oylers Organic Farms and Market in Biglerville, PA; and Talking Breads Farm Store in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

The cheeses will be labeled by Keswick Creamery, with the name of the cheese on the label.

  • Calverley cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black or purple ink
  • Vulkwin’s Folly Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black or purple ink
  • Havarti cheese in 4-ounce to 12-ounce packages, price and weight marked in red, black, or purple ink
  • Vermeer cheese in 4-ounce to 12-ounce packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Wallaby Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight marked in red, black or purple ink
  • Apple Washed Tomme Cheese in 4-ounce to 12-ounce packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Feta cheese in 4-ounce to 12-ounce packages, price and weight marked in red, black, or purple ink
  • Full Fat Ricotta, 8oz & 16oz Clear Deli Container, Expires 7/18/22, 7/25/22, 8/1/22, 8/8/22, 8/18/22
  • Bovre Cheese (Regular, Oregano & Garlic, Herbes de Provence, Cranberry & Honey), 8 oz Clear Deli Container, Expires 7/25/22, 1/8/22, 8/22/8, 22/ 8/22
  • Quark Cheese (Regular and Dill and Onion), 8 oz and 16 oz Clear Deli Container, Expires 7/7/22, 8/4/22, 8/25/22

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the FDA that revealed some finished products contained the bacteria. Keswick Creamery has stopped production and distribution of all products as the FDA and the company continue their investigation into what caused the problem.

Consumers who purchased any of the listed cheeses from Keswick Creamery at Carrock Farm, LLC are asked to discard the product. Customers should email Keswick Creamery directly at [email protected] or call 1-800-946-1631 Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST to report their product and receive a full refund.

Keswick Creamery at Carrock Farm, LLC
114 Lesher Road
Newburgh, PA 17240


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