Consider Bardwell Farm
- File photo
- A variety of cheeses
, the award-winning raw cow and goat milk cheese producer based in West Pawlet, has announced that it will stop all manufacturing and selling activities after 15 years in business.
was made Thursday afternoon on the creamery's social media channels
. The company explained that its "current funds do not allow us to continue manufacturing and selling our cheeses."
On September 30, Consider Bardwell announced a recall of its Dorset, Slyboro and Experience cheeses due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes —
"an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems," according to the recall announcement
posted by the FDA. The bacteria was found during "routine testing of finished products and the manufacturing environment," the report said.
No illnesses had been reported in connection with the company's cheeses at the time of the recall announcement, which was a "voluntary and precautionary recall initiated by Consider Bardwell Farm," the report noted.
Today's announcement, signed by owner Angela Miller, said that based on a financial review, "We simply do not have the cash flow and resources to recover from the recall and sustain our business to move forward."
Attempts to reach Consider Bardwell Farm were not immediately successful Thursday afternoon.