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On December 29, 2011, Miller’s Cheese Corp. (Brooklyn, NY) sent a recall notice to its customers. The notice began:

Dear Customer: 

For the first time in our 110-year history, a voluntary recall by the State of Wisconsin involves a packaging facility that handles only the shredding and packaging (not the actual cheese production) of some limited shredded Miller’s products. Although the test results for all of the Miller’s shredded cheese distributed in the market place tested negative for Listeria monocytogenes, the State of Wisconsin has requested a voluntary recall of all the products that were shredded in that plant from the time the listeria was found in another brand of cheese also packed in this plant.

That same day, World Cheese Company (New York, NY) also sent a recall notice to its customers. That notice began:

Dear Customer:

For the first time in our 75-year history, a voluntary recall by the State of Wisconsin involves a packaging facility that handles only the shredding and packaging (not the actual cheese production) of some limited shredded Haolam products. Although the test results for all of the Haolam’s shredded cheese distributed in the market place tested negative for Listeria monocytogenes, the State of Wisconsin has requested a voluntary recall of all the products that were shredded in that plant from the time the listeria was found in another brand of cheese also packed in this plant.

The initial recalls covered certain varieties of Miller’s and Haolam shredded cheeses; however, Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company (a Wisconsin company) soon chimed in with its own recall list, covering several brands of grated and shredded cheeses.

Following is a consolidated list of shredded and grated cheeses cheeses, all of which were recalled recently due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes:

Several retail supermarkets and grocery stores have alerted their customers to this recall, including:

  • Giant Food, LLC: Miller’s Shredded Cheddar Cheese (UPC 7881236950), Miller’s Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (UPC 7881200910), Haloam Shredded Cheddar Cheese (UPC 2663826200), Haolam Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (UPC 2663800264) and Haolam Shredded Pizza Cheese (UPC 2663826300)
  • Giant Eagle, Inc: Haloam Shredded Cheddar Cheese (UPC 2663826200), Haolam Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (UPC 2663800264) and Haolam Shredded Mozzarella/Cheddar (UPC 2663826500)
  • Giant Food Stores: Miller’s Shredded Cheddar Cheese (UPC 7881236950), Miller’s Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (UPC 7881200910), Haloam Cheddar Shredded Cheese (UPC 2663826200), Haolam Shredded Mozzarella Shredded Cheese (UPC 2663800264) and Haolam Regular Real Natural Pizza Shredded Mozzarella Muenster Cheese (UPC 2663826300)
  • Kroger, King Soopers, City Market & QFC: Miller Shredded Fancy Cheese (8 oz), Miller Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (8 oz.), Miller Shredded Muenster Cheese (8 oz), Miller Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (16 oz), and Miller Shredded Colored Cheddar Cheese (8 oz). Affected in Kroger stores located in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville, Tennessee, Texas and Louisiana, Central and Northwest Ohio and N. West Virginia panhandle, North Carolina, Virginia, Eastern WV, Eastern Kentucky, SE Ohio, Greater Memphis, TN, Arkansas, Mississippi and Western Kentucky; King Soopers, City Market and QFC stores.
  • Price Chopper: Miller’s Shredded Cheddar Cheese (UPC 7881200910?), Miller’s Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (UPC 7881200910), Haolam Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (UPC 2663800264) and Haolam Shredded Pizza Cheese (2663826300).
  • Stop & Shop: Miller’s Shredded Cheddar Cheese (UPC 7881236950), Miller’s Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (UPC 7881200910), Haloam Shredded Cheddar Cheese (UPC 2663826200), Haolam Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (UPC 2663800264) and Haolam Shredded Pizza Cheese (UPC 2663826300)
The recalled cheeses were distributed as follows in California (added January 11, 2012):
  • Grumpy Goat Shredded Cheese: Windmill Farms (San Diego) and Sunflower Markets (Modesto)
  • Edelweiss Fondue Cheese: Sprouts Market (Chula Vista) and Sunflower Markets (Modesto and Roseville)
  • Miller Shredded Cheeses: AMM (Mission Viego), Cambridge Farms (N. Hollywood), Catering by Felicia (Poway), Elat Market (Los Angeles), Encino Kosher (Encino), Farmers Ranch (Van Nuys), Glatt Mart (Los Angeles), Jordan Market (Laguna Hills), Kitov Market (Los Angeles), Kosher Club (Los Angeles),  Le Market (N. Hollywood), Livonia (Los Angeles), Mr. Kosher (Encino), Pars Kosher Market (San Jose), Pico Glatt Kosher (Los Angeles), Royal Palate Foods (Inglewood), Santa Clarita Valley Prod (Valencia), Super Ranch Market (Mission Viego), Super Sal Encino (Encino), Valley Produce (Reseda), and Ventura (Tarzana)
  • World Cheese Co (Haolam) Shredded Cheeses: Ariel Glatt Market (Los Angeles), Baron’s – Rancho Bernardo (San Diego), Cambridge Farms (N. Hollywood), Elat Market (Los Angeles), Encino Kosher (Encino), Fields Market (West Hills), Glatt Mart (Los Angeles), Jordan Market (Laguna Hills), Kitov Market (Los Angeles), Kosher Bazar (Reseda), Kosher Club (Los Angeles), La Brea Kosher (Los Angeles), Le Market (N. Hollywood), Livonia (Los Angeles), Meir Produce (Los Angeles), Mr. Kosher (Encino), Nutrition Wise (Los Angeles), Orange County Kosher (Tustin), Pars Kosher Market (San Jose), Pico Glatt Kosher (Los Angeles), Royal Palate Foods (Inglewood), Shalom & Sons (Los Angeles), Shalom Pizza (Los Angeles), Super Sal Encino (Encino), Valley Produce (Reseda), Ventura (Tarzana), Vine Ripe Farmers Market (La Mesa), Western Kosher (Los Angeles), and Wholesome Choice Irvine (Irvine)
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