Green Cedar branded Ackawi Cheese Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Green Cedar Ackawi Cheese Recall [US]Green Cedar Dairy, a Dearborn, Michigan establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Green Cedar Ackawi Cheese products due to suspected risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination and consequential risk of Gram-positive bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.


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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Ackawi Cheese products are subject to this recall:

  • Green Cedar Ackawi Cheese, sold in small clear plastic shrink wrapped packaging with a sell-by date of March 26, 2019 or later.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Ackawi Cheese products can be found on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the FDA, this recall was initiated on November 9, 2018 during a routine inspection by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Food & Dairy Division (“MDARD”) and by the US Food and Drug Administration.

This product was distributed at retail locations East Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, Michigan. To date there have been no reports of adverse health impacts or reactions related to the consumption of this product.

==> For information about Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Ackawi Cheese products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Cheese to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Mr. Hussam Harb, Plant Manager at Green Cedar Dairy, at 1-313-584-4499, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time).

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination, please search for “Listeria” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Green Cedar Dairy, please search for “Green Cedar” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


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