Listeria Causes Barnwell Farms to Shut Down after Recall of Whole Foods Cheese


Award-winning cheesemaker that sold its raw milk cheeses around the country stopped manufacturing after listeria recall.

On Thursday, Bardwell Farm in West Pawlett announced that its current funds do not allow it to continue manufacturing and selling cheese.

“We simply do not have the cash flow and resources to recover from the recall and sustain our business to move forward,” it said on social media.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted an announcement Sept. 30 of a voluntary recall of the farm’s Dorset Cheese from Whole Foods over concerns about potential listeria contamination. The cheese was sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

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