Don't eat the cheese you may have bought at Rhode Island farmer's markets.

The Rhode Island Department of Health is warning consumers about cheese products sold by a Middletown farm that are now being recalled.

You think you're getting some awesome, locally made, fresh cheese and supporting a local farm then wind up being told not to eat it.

Folks who shopped Simmons Organic Farm in Middletown better check their cheese tonight, because several products are being recalled over concerns of improper pasteurization.

This is one of those times lactose intolerant can be a good thing.

Products affected are the farm's “Chevrie” goat cheese products as well as the cow’s milk cheddar products.

Everything affected by the recall was dated on or after June 1, 2019 and was sold at the farm as well as the Hope Street Farmers Market in Providence and the Aquidneck Growers Market in Middletown.

Anyone with affected product is encouraged to dispose of them immediately.

The RIDOH reminds people of the importance of pasteurization. It helps prevent foodborne illnesses like tuberculosis, brucellosis, salmonellosis, scarlet fever, and listeriosis.

Symptoms of these illnesses can include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, headaches and/or body aches.

Anyone who thinks they may have eaten affected cheese should contact their primary care physician.

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