NW Indiana dairy issues cheese recall

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An Indiana dairy is recalling cheese sold across the state.

Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana issued the voluntary recall Thursday. The dairy says the cheese may be contaminated with listeria, which can cause flu-like symptoms and, sometimes, lead to deadly infections in young children and the elderly.

The half-pound packages of cheese affected by the recall are labeled "Fair Oaks Farms Fine Cheese" and were sold between September 30 and December 3.

"The cheeses were sold at the Fair Oaks Dairy store in Northwest Indiana, to other stores directly, and through distributors primarily in Northern and Central Indiana and Northeast Illinois. One store in Sulphur Springs, Texas area also has received the product," the company wrote in a release.

Several varieties of cheese, including gift boxes, are included in the recall. The dairy says those varieties include: Asiago, Butterkase, Gouda, Aged Gouda, Smoked Gouda, Havarti, Pepper Havarti, Habanero Havarti, Onion Havarti, Veggie Havarti, Havarti Dill, Sweet Swiss, Smoked Sweet Swiss, Emmentaler, Calico, Mozzarella, Farmers, Cheese Curds, Muenster, Provolone, Lacy Swiss, Cheddar, Cheddar Mild, 1 yr. Cheddar, 2 yr. Cheddar, 3 yr. Cheddar, 4 yr. Cheddar, and 5 yr. Cheddar.

Consumers who have purchased the affected cheeses are instructed to return them to the store where they made the purchase for a refund.

Cheese recall press release