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Recall: Sprout Creek Farm Kinkead Cheese


On 2018-11-28, the FDA announced that Sprout Creek Farm is conducting a recall on Kinkead Cheese due to possible contamination with listeria. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Sprout Creek Farm during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.

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Label, Sprout Creek Farm Kinkead Raw Cows' Milk Cheese
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Company Contact Information:

Name: Sprout Creek Farm
Phone: (845) 485-8438

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Detailed Recall Information

Regions Where Sold: New York and Texas

Product Description: Kinkead Cheese

Brand Name(s): Sprout Creek Farm

Reason for Recall: Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

Official Recall Date: 2018-11-28


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Sprout Creek Farm Recalls "Kinkead" Cheese due to Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release
November 28, 2018


Sister Margo Morris at Sprout Creek Farm
(845) 485-8438

Mark Fredette, Executive Director
(845) 485-9885


Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, New York is recalling 4 wheels of "Kinkead" cheese made on 5-10-18, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported to date. Any consumer with the product should dispose of it immediately. Sprout Creek Farm has been in contact with distributors and markets to immediately remove this batch of "Kinkead" cheese from their shelves.

The recalled batch of "Kinkead" cheese was distributed to the following locations, which have all been notified of the recall and instructed to dispose of the cheese:

Adams Fairacre Farms 160 OldPost Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 Rocking Horse Ranch 600 US-44, Highland, NY 12528 Mountain Brauhaus 3123 US-44, Gardiner, NY 12525 Online Order 2003 Avondale, Wichita Falls, TX 76308

The Amsterdam 6380 Mill Street Rhinebeck, NY 12572 "Kinkead" is a raw semi-firm, washed natural rind cheese, packaged with an orange label. Some of the distributed cheese was cut and sold by weight within the stores listed.

The issue was discovered as Sprout Creek Farm was taking proactive measures as part of determining the root cause of the Listeria monocytogenes contamination discovered during routine testing earlier this month. In conducting a thorough review, Sprout Creek Farm determined that Listeria monocytogenes may have been present in the environment. In line with Sprout Creek's mission of providing healthy, sustainable food, all cheese in the farm's aging caves is being tested to ensure its safety. No new cheese will be produced until a complete review and overhaul of creamery facilities, procedures, and standing practices are complete.

Sprout Creek Farm voluntarily ceased all production of cheese immediately following that recall initiated on November 6. Additionally since the November 6 recall, there has been no production or distribution of any cheese by the farm. The 5-10-2018 "Kinkead" cheese was distributed prior to the November 6 recall.

For additional information regarding this recall, call Sister Margo Morris at Sprout Creek Farm (845) 485-8438 from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday EST.

"Sprout Creek Farm takes this very seriously and we have voluntarily gone above and beyond what is required to ensure our cheese is both safe and exquisite," said Mark Fredette, Executive Director of Sprout Creek Farm.

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