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Natural Way Cheese voluntarily recalls cheese products

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

A recall has been issued on cheese produced at Natural Way, right in the middle of Michigan

Natural Way Cheese in Clare is voluntarily recalling all of its cheese products produced between June 2 and August 2.

In an Aug. 6 press release, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said the cheese was recalled "because the products were not pasteurized according to legal requirements and do not meet labeling requirements or aging times for raw milk cheese, as outlined in Michigan’s Manufacturing Milk Law."

Although there have been no reported illnesses associated with the recalled products, there are significant health risks associated with consuming cheese that is not fully pasteurized, especially for the elderly and young children.

The recalled products include a variety of cheese and cheese curds in plastic wrapped packaging and can be identified by “Natural Way Cheese 26-610” on the label.”

People with any of the recalled products should not eat the cheese and instead should discard or return the products.

All retailers and distributors with the cheese products should remove products from their shelves and return to Natural Way Cheese.

The recalled products include cheese and cheese curds of all varieties, including Sweet Basil Cheese, Basil Garlic Colby, Monterrey Jack, Orange Colby, Colby Jack, White Cheddar, Orange Cheddar, Muenster, Gouda, Country Whisper Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Liquid Smoke Cheddar, Family Time Cheddar, Haystack Cheddar, Butter Flavor Cheddar, Onion Garlic Cheddar, Horseradish Cheddar, and Ghost Pepper Monterrey Jack.