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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Missouri Department of Agriculture Suspends Homestead Creamery on E. Coli Threat

Posted By on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Homestead Creamery in Jamestown, southwest of Columbia, has voluntarily recalled a batch of its "Flory's Favorite" cheese because of the risk of contamination by shiga-toxin producing E. coli, the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the State Milk Board announced this week, via the FDA.

The recalled cheese -- a raw-milk variety aged for 60 days -- has the phrase "Packed on 210" on its label.

According to the press release announcing the recall, the cheese might have been sold from Homestead Creamery itself as well as from Hyvee supermarkets in Liberty and Trenton; Benedict Builders' Farm in Knob Noster; and Milton Creamery in Milton, Iowa.

It's unclear from the press release precisely what prompted the recall. The release states, "Preliminary test results received from the Missouri State Health Laboratory indicate the cheese may be contaminated," but doesn't specify whether the testing was random or prompted by a consumer complaint. The release also makes no mention of any illnesses related to the recall.

Gut Check has a call in to the Missouri Department of Agriculture for more information. In the meantime, state authorities have suspended Homestead Creamery's license to sell dairy products.

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