Margie cheese recalled due to listeria risk

Sprout Creek Farm, based in Poughkeepsie, is recalling more than a hundred wheels of Margie cheese because of the risk of listeria contamination.

Listeria infection can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. However, infections in pregnant women can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and more, according to the CDC, and infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems can very serious and sometimes fatal.

The farm distributed the Margie cheese, consisting of 132 wheels, to these locations in New York, which have been notified and told to toss the cheese:

  • Hudson Valley Harvest, 750 Enterprise Drive, Kingston
  • Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz
  • Olsen and Company, 81 Partition Street, Saugerties
  • Gossetts Market, 1202 Old Post Road, South Salem
  • Tannat Wine and Cheese, 4736 Broadway, New York
  • Sheep and Wool Fest, Dutchess County Fair Grounds, Rhinebeck
  • Adams Fairacre Farms, 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie
  • Stinky Brooklyn, 215 Smith Street, Brooklyn
  • Ocean House Oyster Bar & Grill, 49 North Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson

Margie cheese is a soft, white rind cow's milk cheese. The 1-pound wheels are wrapped in white paper with a green label. The recalled lot features a "make date" of 10-9-18 and a "best by" date of 12-9-18.

If you have this cheese, you should throw it away. If you have any more questions, call Sprout Creek Farm at 845-485-8438.