It's time to cut the cheese is you have Toma Celena from Cooperstown Cheese Company. It's being recalled.

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball says “TOMA CELENA” Raw Milk Alpine Table Cheese made by Cooperstown Cheese Company has possible Listeria contamination. There have been no illnesses reported.

The cheese comes in various sizes in either a white butcher paper covered wheel or in vacuum sealed plastic, with a plant number 36-8524, and a code of 51017. It was sold at locations in Delhi; Hudson; Ithaca; Menands; Oneonta; Ontario; Peekskill; Phoenicia; Roxbury; and Tannersville.

A routine sample was tested by the New York State Food Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The manufacturer voluntarily recalled the product.

Listeriosis usually causes mild flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals; however, in immune-compromised individuals, meningitis and blood poisoning can occur.  Pregnant women are also considered a high-risk group, as Listeriosis can also result in stillbirths.

If you have questions about the recalled product, contact the Cooperstown Cheese Company at (978) 257-4635.


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