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Sunny Pine Farm recalls cheeses

Illnesses have yet to be reported

Sunny Pine Farm has recalled three varieties of organic goat cheeses – chevre, parsley chive chevre and honey lavender chevre.

The voluntary recall is because the pasteurizing chart “may not have been operating correctly,” an announcement said Oct. 18, noting the recall follows a state Department of Agriculture audit.

“No one has contacted us or any of the stores with any problems with the cheese, and we don’t think there is any problem,” owner Ed Welch said. “We always pasteurize for at least a half hour.”

The cheeses were sold in plastic 6-ounce tubs in the Twisp and Winthrop areas.

Those sold between July 27 and Oct. 12 at Methow Valley Farmers Market have been recalled, along with cheeses sold through community-supported agriculture and other retail stores that carried an expiration date of Oct. 16.

The cheese sold at farmers market didn’t have an expiration date.

Sunny Pine Farm has asked retailers to pull those cheeses from their inventories, and signs will be posted in the stores for about one week, Welch said.

Consumers should return cheese for replacement or a refund to 932A Twisp River Road.

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