Robby emailed us that Estrella Family Creamery, “A very popular vendor at the Ballard Farmers Market,” is recalling one of its soft cheeses. According to this release by the FDA, the recall is for their Red Darla cheese because “it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” The cheese was sold at several places including the Ballard Farmers Market in January 2010 through February 11, 2010.
Upon routine inspection, the FDA found that one cheese wheel contained Listeria monocytogenes, although no sicknesses from this cheese have been reported. The company has stopped making and distributing this cheese.
If you purchased Red Darla Cheese, you can return it to where you bought it for a full refund. If you have questions you can contact the company at 360-249-6541.