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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of August 29, 2012

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Event Detail

Event ID 62710
Product Type Food
Status Completed
Recalling Firm Tomales Bay Foods, Inc.
City Petaluma
State CA
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-07-28
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Distribution Pattern Part One: CA, VA, VT, WI, OR, UT and Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, Holland, Greece. Part Two: Dates of Distribution: 6/2512 - 7/27/12 Pattern: CA, NC, FL

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
Tomales Bay Foods brand Artisan Cheese in PARTIAL WHEELS of Cheese, from cheese makers in US (VA, VT, Ca, WI, OR, WA and UT) and Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, France, Holland and Greece. Varieties include Appalachian, Coolea, Cabot clothbound Cheddar, Big Rock Blue, Goat Gouda, Holey Cow, Big Woods Blue, Fiore Sardo,, Valdeon, Pecorino Romano, Sottocenere, Capriago, Capricious, Cave Aged Gruyere, Cave Aged Marisa, Fenacho, Pondhopper, Comte, L'Amuse Signature Gouda, Dante Waxed Rind, Dry Jack Special Reserve, Mezzo Secco, Extra Mature Bandage Cheddar, San Joaquin Gold, Flagship Reserve Truckle, Fontina Vallet Pietro, Grana Padano, Parmigiano Reggiano Organic, Taleggio Organic, Comte Reserve Ete, Loma Alta, Mt. Viko Barrel Aged Feta, Pepato, San Andreas Bellwether Farms, Reading, Tarentaise, Seahive, St. George, Toma and Wagon Wheel. Cheese is cut per order and wrapped in cheese paper and marked with a magic marker indicating the type of cheese, poundage and pack date as well as a Tomales Bay Foods label. There are no code numbers or expiration dates marked on the product. After positive findings of listeria in finished product of Pondhopper and Big Woods Blue, Tomales Bay recalled additional partial wheels of these cheeses cut between June 25 and July 27, 2012. Product is cut and packaged by Tomales Bay Foods, Petaluma, CA All product cut and wrapped on July 24 and 25, 2012. Class II Firm received a positive environmental for Listeria Monocytogenes from their internal testing samples. 562.74 pounds original recall, 101.1 pounds of Pondhopper and 31.41 pounds of Big Woods Blue F-1985-2012