Morningland Dairy Raw Milk Cheese

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO UNFAIR AND DASTARDLY UNDERMINING BY MISSOURI STATE AUTHORITIES, MORNINGLAND DAIRY WAS FORCED TO CEASE PRODUCTION, RECALL HEALTHFUL PRODUCT, & CEASE SELLING ANY OF OUR CHEESE. SEE "RECALL INFO/COURT ACTION".

Blog

Recall

Posted by morninglanddairy on August 30, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Dear Customers and Friends,

 

 

As of today, August 30th, 2010, we at Morningland Dairy are working with the Missouri State Milk Board and the FDA to clarify reports of contaminated cheese samples being discovered in California. At present, we have not received any official notice of the codes found on the samples so that we can identify the dates they were made.

 

 

We are also presently testing cheese samples through a St. Louis, MO laboratory to confirm the quality of our cheeses. According to the lab, we should have the test results by Monday, Sept. 6, 2010.

 

 

In our 30 years of production there have been no reports of illness connected with eating our cheeses, but we are being requested by the FDA to recall all of our cheese sold since January 1st, 2010. We are complying with that request. We ask that our customers return their cheese or refrain from consumption while we diligently investigate this matter.

 

We are concerned for you, our customers, and we apologize for the inconvenience and the concern you must be feeling. We ask for your prayers, your patience, and your continued support as we strive to continue to provide a healthy, high-quality, artisan raw milk cheese.

 

 

Gratefully,

 

Joseph, Denise, Jedadiah and the Morningland Dairy employees and families

Categories: None

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In

12 Comments

Reply George
4:06 PM on August 31, 2010 
Wish you all the best as you work through this. I'll be looking for your cheese as soon as you give the go ahead!
Reply Rob
10:18 PM on August 31, 2010 
My local newspaper had links about your recall. I am getting some once you are ready to go!

I am with George, all my best!
Reply Ivan
10:39 PM on August 31, 2010 
Would love to return it, but unfortunately we ate all of it. It was delicious. Now that I think about it, I wouldn't return it. Let me know when the FDA is finished with their witch hunt.
Reply Rob
11:24 PM on August 31, 2010 
Ivan says...
Would love to return it, but unfortunately we ate all of it. It was delicious. Now that I think about it, I wouldn't return it. Let me know when the FDA is finished with their witch hunt.


I've never had raw milk cheese, tell me what is the difference? We get mild that is not homogenized, I cannot figure out why, but it is better than regular milk.
Reply Ivan
11:35 PM on August 31, 2010 
Rob says...
I've never had raw milk cheese, tell me what is the difference? We get mild that is not homogenized, I cannot figure out why, but it is better than regular milk.


It's all about the enzymes and fat globules. Simply put, pasteurization destroys everything in milk, bad bacteria along with all the inherent nourishment. It's why companies will add back Vitamin D, etc to milk. The only thing left after pasteurization are calories.

As for homogenization, this is the process by which the fat globules are broken down to make them suspend in the milk. Immediately after this happens, the fat begins to rot. It's dead. If you leave homogenized milk out too long, it becomes rancid and will make you very sick if you eat it, if it doesn't kill you. Normal milk will simply sour, and can still be consumed, with actual health *benefits* as opposed to illness.

And it tastes better. :)
Reply jason
2:09 AM on September 1, 2010 
prayers from south carolina!! hope everything turns out well.. we love your cheese.. have to wonder if this is legit or just another attempt to cripple good, honest, health driven business owners in order to support the corrupt corporations who only care about the almighty dollar.. either way, God bless!!
Reply Ivan
8:33 AM on September 1, 2010 
jason says...
prayers from south carolina!! hope everything turns out well.. we love your cheese.. have to wonder if this is legit or just another attempt to cripple good, honest, health driven business owners in order to support the corrupt corporations who only care about the almighty dollar.. either way, God bless!!


Where in SC are you? We're near Greenville.
Reply Ivy
10:03 PM on September 1, 2010 
So sorry that you're going through this.

Please let me know if there's anything we can do - we're praying, of course, but besides that, I mean.

I'm with Jason, Ivan, and others who wonder if this situation is a valid concern, or yet another witch hunt.

Never ordered cheese from you before, but once this is over, I'll be placing an order for GOAT CHEESE! (love those Ozark Jewels dairy goats!)
Reply Mrs. Frodge
12:45 PM on September 2, 2010 
Our whole (considerably large) family loves your cheese and will keep buying significant quantities as long as you make it! We even make special trips to Missouri (from Florida) to buy it and tell everyone we know about it. Praying for your success through this trial.

Mrs. Frodge
Grandmother of 26 Morningland Dairy Cheese-loving grandchildren!
Reply James & Deborah
11:46 AM on September 4, 2010 
We love your cheeses! So sorry to hear about this and pray that there is a quick resolution. We and all of our family will continue to enjoy your products.
Reply trish sharp
9:54 PM on September 8, 2010 
i will buy your cheese again and again and again. i too live near greenville sc and was SOOOOO happy to find a raw milk cheese made here in the states (other than goat). i was wondering the other day why i could not find it at the store. good luck and hope all goes well. maybe i can visit one day soon as i am moving to st. louis in the near future.
Reply Kris
1:59 PM on September 13, 2010 
OOPS - WE ate all kinds of that cheese and guesss what - we haven't ever felt healther LOL! If I could get more of that cheese I would pay dearly for it, we miss your cheese.