Possible Listeria contamination prompted the recall of some name brand labels such as Dietz & Watson and Troyer.
MASSILLON MDS Foods Inc. has issued a recall of cheeses produced by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Ind. (DKH) due to the possibility of Listeria contamination.
MDS, whose production facility is in Tullahoma, Tenn., with corporate offices on Erie Avenue SW in Massillon, issued a product recall Feb. 15 that affects items manufactured by DKH between Sept. 1, 2016 and Jan. 27, according to a news released posted on the company's website.
The products were distributed by MDS Foods under multiple brand labels such as Amish Classics, Dietz & Watson, Meijer, Troyer, Old Tyme and other name brands.
"Deutsch Kase Haus supplied MDS Foods with cheeses that have been found to be contaminated with the pathogenic organism Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems," the news release states.
Healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Pregnant women with Listeria infection may experience miscarriages and stillbirths. MDS said no illnesses had been reported as of Friday, when an updated news release was posted expanding the recall.
"MDS Foods, Inc. is committed to food safety and providing our customers with the highest quality products," the release states. The company also recalled potentially affected products that were packaged on the same production lines as the affected product, in the Tennessee facility.
A list of the products affected by the recall with code dates and descriptions is posted on the company's website at mdsfoods.com.
Customers who believe they have the contaminated cheese product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For questions, contact MDS Foods Customer Service at 330-879-9780 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.