On February 13, 2016 the Maytag Dairy Farms (home of the beloved Maytag Blue cheese) was closed to allow time to locate and decontaminate the source of the listeria bacteria found in a random sampling of their cheese.
Maytag sells to stores such as Whole Foods Markets, Hy-Vee and countless others. The cheese was sold in whole wheels, or foil covered cut cheese and even blue cheese crumbles. Stores may also cut and wrap the cheese in plain plastic wrap. The cheese was also used in some products. The recall is fairly extensive so please take a look at the full article at the Des Moines Register where you'll find a list of product names and ID's you can check against any cheese you might have on hand.
Maytag is working closely with the FDA to ensure the threat is eliminated and the plant thoroughly cleaned before production starts back up.
Out of an abundance of caution, some companies are pulling Maytag Blue from the shelves even though their stock was not affected.
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