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Walnut Cheese Company Recalls Some Mozzerella

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jun 6, 2011 3:30PM

Photo by drew*in*chicago.
Another recall - not a great week for Illinois food producers. The Tribune reports that Walnut Cheese Company, based in Bureau County, IL, is recalling some batches of its mozzarella products because they may be contaminated with antibiotic residues. Yummy. According the the Illinois Department of Public Health, eating the contaminated cheese may cause "anaphylaxis, cardiac arrhythmia, endocrine abnormalities, and cutaneous eruptions," but no illnesses have been reported.

The press release on the recall specifies the batches that are affected: Bulk string cheese cases with a packing date of 4-22-2011; 8-ounce string cheese packages with a sell-by date of 8-20-2011; and bulk shredded mozzarella cases with a packing date of 4-25-2011. If you have any of these cheeses, return them to the retail location where you bought them.