The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is warning not to consume High Point Dairy Monterey Jack Cheese raw milk cheese made by High Point Dairy located at 605 Fiery Hill Rd, Fort Plain NY 13339 due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The cheese was sold at Manor Farm, 5356 St Rt 167, Little Falls, NY 13365; Winfield Acres, 1325 State Route 170, Little Falls, NY 13365; Brian Boll’s Roadside Stand at 5321 State Route 7 Hoosick Falls, NY 12090; as well as distributed directly to consumers in the Fort Plain/ East Springfield area by distributor Jesse Ehst. The cheese was sold in half pound, two-pound, and five-pound sizes in vacuum-sealed clear plastic with the names High Point Dairy Monterey Jack aged 60 days with a date of 3-6-2020. The consumer alert affects all packages with this code; however, any package with an unknown code date purchased after May 12, 2020 should not be consumed.
Listeria-contaminated product may cause Listeriosis, a disease that usually causes mild flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals; however, in immune-compromised individuals, meningitis and blood poisoning can occur. Pregnant women are also considered a high-risk group, as Listeriosis can also result in stillbirths. As of this posting, no illnesses have been reported to the state as a result of the consumption of this product.