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Chapel Hill Creamery recalls cheese over Salmonella fears

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 15:49:44-04

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Chapel Hill Creamery cheeses, sold in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia have been recalled over a potential link to a Salmonella outbreak.

“Although there is not yet a definitive link between the CHC cheese and the illnesses, there is enough evidence to implicate the cheese and we are asking customers to not consume these cheeses or use them in food service,” Portia McKnight, co-founder of the Creamery, said.

The products involved in the voluntary recall include all codes, packages and sizes of the following varieties of cheese manufactured by Chapel Hill Creamery:

  • Quark
  • Danziger
  • Swiss
  • Paneer
  • Calvander
  • Hot Farmers Cheese
  • Dairyland Farmers Cheese
  • Smoked Mozzarella
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Burrata
  • Hickory Grove
  • Carolina Moon
  • Smoked Farmers Cheese
  • New Moon
  • Pheta

“Our customers are our top priority,” McKnight said. “If there is any potential of risk, we take that very seriously and are committed to addressing it fully.”

Chapel Hill Creamery has requested wholesale customers to remove any Chapel Hill Creamery cheese from their shelves and dispose of it. Consumers who have this product in their home should not consume it and should dispose of it. Customers are reminded to thoroughly wash their hands and any utensils or equipment that may have contacted the cheese in warm, soapy water.

Chapel Hill Creamery will provide updated information online here.