Consumer advisory issued for Westby Creamery cottage cheese

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MADISON, WISCONSIN (KRON)—A consumer alert has been issued for four percent cottage cheese made by Westby Cooperative Creamery, according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Some samples of the cottage cheese were found with active alkaline phosphate, the department said.

Alkaline phosphate is naturally found in raw milk. It is not found in milk that has been pasteurized.

Raw milk can be contaminated by bacteria like E.Coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and Campylobacter.

If any of those pathogens are ingested, it can lead to illness.

The department has not received any reports of illnesses from consumers eating the cottage cheese.

Cottage cheese sold before August 26 in 16, 22, or 24 ounce containers are affected by the alert.

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