Homestead Creamery Inc of Wirtz, VA, is recalling its unsalted butter because of the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The recalled butter was distributed to Homestead's distribution partners, through home delivery service, and the company's retail store.
The unsalted butter affected comes in ½ pound marked with an expiration date of 04/30 stickered on the plastic packaging.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by Homestead Creamery and revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the unsalted butter.
The production of the product has been suspended while the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services continue to investigate the source of the issue.
Consumers who have purchased the unsalted butter with the corresponding expiration dates are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 540-721-2045.