Homestead Creamery Inc. Listeria Lawyer Update: Unsalted Butter Recalled Due to Listeria Risk.
The Virginia based company Homestead Creamery Inc. issued a recall on their unsalted butter products after a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination was discovered. The recall affects unsalted butter products that were distributed in half-pound packages marked with an expiration date of 4/30. According to Homestead Creamery Inc., no illnesses have been reported as linked to their recalled product but out of an abundance of caution consumers who purchased the recalled product should avoid consuming it.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is currently investigating the source of the contamination. The potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination was discovered by Homestead Creamery during routine testing. The Company has ceased the production of the unsalted butter products while the department of health is investigating the point of contamination.
The recalled products were distributed to Homestead Creamery’s distribution partners, through home delivery. Some of the contaminated products may have been sold through the Homestead Creamery retail store. Consumers who bought the recalled products are being urged to either return the contaminated products to the place of purchase for a full refund or to dispose of the unsalted butter products in an appropriate manner.
Listeria monocytogenes bacterium can cause a serious infection called Listeriosis, the infection can at times be very severe and spread to the nervous system which can be life-threatening. Symptoms of listeriosis typically begin with diarrhea, fever, and muscle aches but when it spread to the nervous system a person can begin experiencing loss of balance, seizures, confusion, headaches, and a stiff neck. Those at higher risk of contracting listeriosis are the elderly, young children, and those with weakened immune systems.
According to a National Listeria Lawyer, Ron Simon, symptoms of listeriosis can present themselves in as soon as 1 day to as late as 70 days. Consumers who consumed the recalled products and are experiencing symptoms of listeriosis should contact a health care provider as soon as possible and informed them of the potential listeria contamination.
For more information on the Homestead Creamery Inc. recall, to speak to a Listeria Lawyer, or to inquire about a Listeria Lawsuit, call 1-800-335-4901.