Sally Jackson Recalls Cheese Products Due To Potential E.Coli Contamination

December 20th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
cheese1Dec 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sally Jackson Cheese is taking away all the varieties of cheese from the market that it had produced. This is because of potential contamination with E. coli. This recall had an effect on all Sally Jackson cheeses produced out of raw milk of goat, cow and sheep. On Friday, The Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of all types of Sally Jackson cheese. The recall was voluntarily made by the company after a huge number of people in Washington, Oregon and Minnesota had fallen sick after the consumption of cheese.

The cheese, made out of raw milk of cows, sheep and goats, did not bear any label or UPC codes. They were simply wrapped by leaves and were tied with twine. There are a number of states in America which have banned the distribution and sale of raw milk products. Even then Minnesota state laws permit the sale of these raw milk products under certain situations. A couple of people in Minnesota fell ill this fall after consuming cheese. They were diagnosed having E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. Six more ill in Oregon and Washington was reported to the FDA. After testing, the FDA came to the conclusion that the cause of illness in Washington and Oregon was the same family of E. coli bacteria.

People who fell ill were unable to identify the brand of cheese they had consumed. Washington based company Sally Jackson voluntarily gave an order recalling all cheese products. The E.coli bacteria has the same symptoms like that of flu. People infected with this bacteria experience chills, fever, dehydration and diarrhea. The bacteria is extremely harmful if left untreated. This bacteria could infect the liver and the kidneys, and ultimately cause the death of the patient. It is therefore very important to your products before you consume them.

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