Jamesport Homestead Creamery Reinstated

| January 25, 2013
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The plant license for Homestead Creamery in Jamesport has been reinstated.  Their ability to sell milk products was temporarily suspended just over a week ago after preliminary test results indicated a batch of their Flory’s Favorite cheese was contaminated and could produce E. coli.

The facility was reinspected on Tuesday and a reinstatement was issued.  Customers who purchased the product that was voluntarily withdrawn should discard of it or return it to the point of purchase.

The cheese was sold at the facility itself and may have also been available at the following retail locations:

Hy-Vee in Liberty, MO

Hy-Vee in Trenton, MO

Benedict Builders’ Farm in Knob Noster, MO

Milton Creamery in Milton, IA

Press Release:

The State Milk Board, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, announced today that the plant license for Homestead Creamery of Jamesport has been reinstated. The facility was reinspected by the Missouri State Milk Board Tuesday, January 22, and, as a result, the license to process manufacturing grade dairy products was reinstated by Missouri’s State Milk Board.

Homestead Creamery was notified Wednesday, January 23 of the inspection results and reinstatement.

Consumers who may have products included in this month’s voluntary withdrawal of Homestead Creamery Flory’s Favorite cheese should discard any remaining portion of that product or return the product to their point of purchase. More information about the voluntary withdrawal is available online at mda.mo.gov.

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