Consumer alert : Improperly pasteurized cow’s milk cheese from Sprout Creek Farm distributed to the Turning Stone

Specialty cheese sold at the Turning Stone has been recalled.

Posted: Sep 30, 2018 6:29 AM
Updated: Sep 30, 2018 6:32 AM

Utica, N.Y. - The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets wants to alert consumers that Sprout Creek Farm’s cow’s milk cheeses, "Margie," made on August 28, 2018, is being voluntarily recalled due to improper pasteurization and one of the locations that batch of cheese was distributed is the Turning Stone Resort in Verona.

Proper pasteurization heats milk to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella.

Department of Agriculture and Markets officials say to date, no illnesses have been reported to the Department in connection with this product.

The recalled cow’s milk cheese pertains only to "Margie" cheese with a Make Date of August 28, 2018 and Best By Date of November 12, 2018.

Sprout Creek Farm, located in Poughkeepsie, NY, has been in contact with distributors and markets to immediately remove this batch of "Margie" cheese from their shelves.

Department of Agriculture and Markets officials say the product was distributed in the following locations:

Baldor Foods, Statewide
Simons Catering, Dutchess County
Walbridge Farm Market, Dutchess County
Cold Spring Cheese Shop, Putnam County
Turning Stone Resort, Oneida County
Mohonk Mountain House, Ulster County
Hudson Valley Harvest, Statewide
Nic L Inn, Dutchess County

Department of Agriculture and Markets officials say routine inspection conducted by the their department revealed that this lot of product was improperly pasteurized.

Consumers with questions should contact Sister Margo Morris at Sprout Creek Farm (845) 485-8438, extension 104.

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