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Potentially Fatal Listeria Prompts Cheese Recall

Wed, 01/04/2012 - 3:53am

MONROE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin company says it is voluntarily recalling some cheese because of possible listeria contamination.

Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion of Monroe announced the recall Sunday.

The company says testing by an independent laboratory confirmed that some products processed on the shred line contained potentially fatal listeria. Symptoms of listeria include fever, headaches, stiffness and diarrhea.

The company says no illnesses have been reported.

The recalled products are "Brennan's Cellars Shredded Premium Fondue Blend -- Emmentaler Swiss & Gruyere Cheese," ''Brennan's Cellars Shredded Mild Colored Cheddar Cheese" and "Brennan's Cellars Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese."

The recalled products were distributed to Brennan's Stores in Milwaukee, Dane and Green counties of Wisconsin.

The company says it has contacted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company and the FDA are investigating.

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