Morningland Dairy recalls all products


by KMOV Web Producer

Posted on August 27, 2010 at 8:14 PM

(KMOV) -- A recall on cheese products has been announced.

Morningland Dairy of Mountain View, Mo. is voluntarily recalling all products produced by the company since January 2010 due to reports of traces of Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus found in the company’s cheese products at a retail facility in California.

Morningland’s products are sold in 23 retail outlets in Missouri. No illnesses related to the recall have been reported.

Products included in the recall are all raw milk cheese labeled as Morningland Dairy and Ozark Hills Farm including products in various sizes of vac-sealed plastic in retail packages dating from Jan. 1, 2010 (code A10) through June 25, 2010 (code F250). These codes can be found on the label located on the top of the products.

Morningland Dairy reported that recalled products were distributed to the following retailers in Missouri:

  • Arnold
  • Good 4U Nutrition
  • Ava
  • Jeans Healthway
  • Columbia
  • Hyvee Health Mart
  • Clovers Natural Foods
  • Root Cellar
  • Main Squeeze
  • Columbia Real Food Coop
  • Jackson
  • Jones Heritage Farm
  • Kansas City
  • Blu Bird Bistro
  • Rolla
  • Foods for Health
  • Sparta
  • Seasons Harvest
  • Springfield
  • Mama Jeans
  • Farmer Gastro Pub
  • Home Grown Foods
  • St. Louis
  • Local Harvest
  • The Big Cheese
  • Sappington Farmers' Market
  • Fox River Dairy
  • Webster Grove
  • The Natural Way
  • Wooldridge
  • Moniteau County FDS
  • Tecumseh
  • East Wind
  • West Plains
  • Meadowbrook Foods

Listeria is an organism that can cause serious infections, particularly in pregnant women, young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Although some infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, Listeria infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth, premature delivery or infection of the fetus.

Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria that usually causes rapid food poisoning symptoms, including nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramping. In more severe cases, headache, muscle cramping and transient changes in blood pressure and pulse may occur. All people are susceptible, however such cases have occurred most commonly among the elderly, infants and severely debilitated persons

Consumers are encouraged not to consume any Morningland Dairy products listed in the recall and should visit or for updates. County health authorities will be conducting checks of local retail outlets to make sure all the recalled cheese products are removed from the shelves.