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   Cooperstown Cheese Co. Expands Alerts Amid Listeria Concerns
by Steve Barnes, Times Union
Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 3:57PM EDT

Cooperstown Cheese Co., which earlier this month warned consumers not to eat recent batches of its Toma Celena cheese after Listeria was detected in a sample, has now issued an alert for more of its products.

The affected cheeses are Roasted Garlic Cheddar batch numbers 52417 and 60717 and Roasted Garlic Peppercorn batch number 52417. The company is also recalling Toma Celena batch number 52417; Toma Celena batch 51017 was subject of the original recall, issued Oct. 13. The plant number on the label is 36-8524. All package sizes are subject to the recall.

Consumers who have the affected cheeses are asked to dispose of them.

According to the alert, Listeria-contaminated product may cause Listeriosis, a disease that usually causes mild flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals; however, in immune-compromised individuals, meningitis and blood poisoning can occur. Pregnant women are also considered a high-risk group, as Listeriosis can also result in stillbirths.

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