Maytag Dairy Farms is expanding its voluntary recall of “Maytag Blue” blue cheese wedges, wheels and crumbles because the products could potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue.
This expanded recall is of 35 lots of one, four and eight ounce wedges and two and four pound wheels; and 43 batches of eight ounce crumbles and five pound crumbles. This includes the five lots and 15 recalled batches which were announced Feb. 19.
The recalled product was sold through distributors, wholesalers, retail stores, restaurants, and direct mail orders nationwide between Nov. 24, 2015 and Feb. 11.
The potential for contamination was discovered after samples tested by state officials in Iowa found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in two lots of product. Maytag Dairy Farms has voluntarily suspended production and distribution while the company collaborates with FDA and the state of Iowa to determine the cause of the problem.