RE: Haolam shredded Cheese recall; After clarifying the facts re: the process & kashering required for all of the shredding equipment, we are completely satisfied that there wasn't any kashrus issue at all-it was strictly a business & FDA precaution issue that initiated the recall.
There was no sakanah either, as the lab tests were all negative.
Thank you for contacting World Cheese Company, the producers of Haolam Cheese.
For the first time in our 75-year history, a voluntary recall by the State of Wisconsin involves a packaging facility that handles only the shredding and packaging (not the actual cheese production) of some limited shredded Haolam products. Although the test results for all of the Haolam shredded cheese distributed in the market place tested negative for Listeria monocytogenes, the State of Wisconsin has requested a voluntary recall of all the products that were shredded in that plant from the time the listeria was found in another brand of cheese also packed in this plant. For more facts regarding this voluntary recall please visit our website at http://www.worldcheeseco.com/
The voluntary recall of the Haolam products were only for the shredded cheese and does NOT involve any of the other quality cheese products under the Haolam brand. If you have any of the Haolam cheese items involved in this voluntary recall in your possession, you can return it to the store in which you purchased it for a full refund.
We apologize for any inconvenience this voluntary recall may cause.
As the oldest producer of kosher cheese products, our family continues its 75-year old commitment to provide the highest quality cheese products / kosher standards. We wish to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation for your support and loyalty.
GOOD NEWS Within the next few days stores will be stocked with freshly packed shredded products that meet the highest standards of kashrus and quality that you’ve been accustomed to receiving from Haolam Cheese in the past. The products will be produced in a new shredding and packaging facility where we have exclusive control over the cheese that is brought into the facility.
We greatly appreciate your understanding and loyalty to our products.