Michigan Cheese Recalled for E. Coli – State Confirms Illnesses
A local cheese maker, Grassfields Cheese, of Coopersville, issued a nationwide recall earlier this week because of E. Coli contamination. MLive now reports that six people have been confirmed sick due to the cheese.
Officials with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, Aug. 5 said they have identified six cases of E. coli-related sicknesses in five counties: Calhoun, Kent, Livingston, St. Clair and Wayne."
One person from out of the state has also been confirmed ill.
The FDA's website lists the following under the recall:
- Onion ‘n Garlic
- Country Dill
- Lamont Cheddar
- Fait Gras
All products have "sell by" dates through 9/2/2016. The products were sold at Whole Foods Market around the south and Midwest, including Michigan.
Anyone who has purchased any of the Grassfields Cheese's is asked to return them to the store of purchase for a full refund. You can also contact the company at (616) 997-8251 for any questions or concerns.