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Simmons Farm Recalling Certain Cheese Products

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Simmons Organic Farm is recalling all flavors and sizes of Chevrie goat cheese and cow's milk cheddar dated on or after June 1, 2019 because of potentially improper pasteurization. Simmons Organic Farm is located in Middletown, Rhode Island.

All products were sold at the farm in Middletown, at the Hope Street Farmers Market in Provbidence, and at Aquidneck Growers Market. People who purchased these products are urged to discard them.

The issue was identified on July 2nd during a routine inspection.

At this time there have been no reports of illnesses.

Pasteurization of milk helps prevent foodborne illnesses, including tuberculosis, brucellosis, salmonellosis, scarlet fever, and listeriosis. While most healthy people recover from foodborne illnesses in a short time, some people may develop symptoms that are chronic, severe, or even life-threatening.

Symptoms of foodborne illnesses may include:

- vomiting - diarrhea - abdominal pain - fever - headache - body aches

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