Fresno State Creamery recalls butter spread sold locally

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Fresno State Creamery recalls butter spread sold locally

The Fresno State Creamery has issued a voluntary recall notice for 40 containers (15 ounce) of Fresno State Butter Spread-Regular sold at Gibson Farm Market and one container sold off site with the product code of 249 and a sell date by 02/01/20 or 08/01/20 due to the potential for contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Fresno State’s Creamery follows strict food-processing protocols and is inspected by the Department of Milk and Dairy Food Safety branch of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. No other Fresno State Creamery products are impacted.

Customers who purchased that specific butter spread at the Gibson Farm Market are asked to return all products with codes listed above to the store for a full refund.

Please be advised there have been no reports of illness associated with this product. The Fresno State Creamery is voluntarily recalling this product out of an abundance of caution.

Listeria monocytogenes causes listeriosis, symptoms of which include a high temperature, aches and pains, chills, feeling sick or vomiting and diarrhea. If customers feel ill, they should seek medical care and tell the doctor about eating possibly contaminated food. This is especially important for those who are pregnant, age 65 or older, or have a weakened immune system.

Questions from customers may be directed to Dr. Michael Thomas Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 559.278.2061.

Media inquiries should be directed to Lisa Boyles at  lboyles@csufresno.edu or 559.246.1717.