Chapel Hill Creamery recalls cheese over Salmonella fears

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 15:16:19-04

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Chapel Hill Creamery cheeses, sold in stores, restaurants, and Farmer’s Markets in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia are being recalled over a potential link to a Salmonella outbreak, the creamery announced.

“Although there is not yet a definitive link between the CHC cheese and the illnesses, there is enough evidence to implicate the cheese and we are asking customers to not consume these cheeses or use them in food service,” Portia McKnight, co-founder of the Creamery, said.

The products involved in the voluntary recall include all codes, packages and sizes of the following varieties of cheese manufactured by Chapel Hill Creamery:






Hot Farmers Cheese

Dairyland Farmers Cheese

Smoked Mozzarella

Fresh Mozzarella


Hickory Grove

Carolina Moon

Smoked Farmers Cheese

New Moon


“Our customers are our top priority,” McKnight continued. “If there is any potential of risk, we take that very seriously and are committed to addressing it fully.”

Chapel Hill Creamery has requested wholesale customers to remove any CHC cheese from their shelves and dispose of it. Consumers who have this product in their home should not consume it and should dispose of it. Customers are reminded to thoroughly wash their hands and any utensils or equipment that may have contacted the cheese in warm, soapy water.

The Creamery will provide updated information on its website.

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