According to a press release, the recalled product was packaged on January 6th in 4 and 8 ounce wedges, 2 and 4 pound wheels, and 5 pound crumbles.
The lot included 896 pounds of cheese and was distributed to Fareway in Newton, HoQ restaurant in Des Moines, the Bear Restaurant in Ankeny, Wine Experience in West Des Moines, and Lomar Distributing, Inc. in Des Moines or was purchased directly from Maytag Dairy Farms in Newton.
Consumers should not eat the recalled cheese as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Dairy Products Control Bureau discovered the possible contamination during routine testing. There have been no reported cases of Listeria since the product was packaged.
(Reporting by Randy Van, KCOB, Newton)