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E. coli concerns a rapid recall of cheese curds in Iowa



E. coli concerns a rapid recall of cheese curds in Iowa

Moore Family Cheese LLC of Maquoketa, IA is recalling Moore Family Farms and Creamery Cheddar Cheese Curds due to high levels of coliform bacteria and generic E. coli.

According to the details posted online by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), the recall was initiated on May 23, 2024 and is still ongoing.

The recalled products were distributed in Iowa.

About E. coli infections
Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of an E. coli infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctor about their possible exposure to the bacteria. Specific tests are needed to diagnose the infections, which can mimic other diseases.

The symptoms of E. coli infections vary from person to person, but often include severe stomach cramps and diarrhea, which is often bloody. Some patients may also have a fever. Most patients recover within five to seven days. Others may develop serious or life-threatening symptoms and complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

About 5 to 10 percent of those diagnosed with E. coli infections develop a potentially life-threatening complication of kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Symptoms of HUS include fever, abdominal pain, feeling very tired, decreased frequency of urination, minor unexplained bruising or bleeding, and paleness.

Many people with HUS recover within a few weeks, but some suffer permanent injury or death. This condition can occur in people of any age, but is most common in children under five years of age due to their immature immune systems, in older adults due to a deteriorating immune system, and in people with compromised immune systems, such as cancer patients.

People who experience HUS symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately. People with HUS are likely to be hospitalized because the condition can cause other serious and persistent problems, such as high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, brain damage, and neurological problems.

Recalled product:

Moore Family Farms and Creamery Cheddar Cheese Curds, 1 pound plastic bags, packaged with white ties

  • Product quantity: 65 bags
  • Code information: Date code 13-05-2024 Expiration date 3-06-2024

Consumers should not use this product. Recalled products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

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