REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (December 7, 2022) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is issuing a health alert for Seville Spread and Seville Spread Brown Sugar Cinnamon, batch number 221112, made by Yellow House Cheese LLC, 9733 Wooster Pike, Seville, OH 44273, due to the lack of antibiotic testing and pasteurization records for the milk used to make the cheese. The items were packaged in clear plastic containers, weighing between 4 to 8oz each. Pictures of the products and packaging are included below. Seville Spread is sold in the Medina County area. ODA cautions people who purchased this product not to consume it.
All milk used to make dairy products must be tested for the presence of antibiotics prior to processing. Any milk that tests positive for antibiotics is destroyed and cannot be used. Those
individuals with allergies to beta-lactam antibiotics, such as penicillin, may have an allergic response to consuming a product that contains these antibiotics.
The milk used to make this type of cheese must be pasteurized. Pasteurization kills the harmful bacteria that may be present in the milk, such as Campylobacter, E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella. Consuming dairy products made with milk that was not properly pasteurized could result in illness.
Individuals exhibiting signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction or foodborne illness are encouraged to contact a physician immediately.