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Some Sunny Pine cheese, though not necessarily the ones pictured here, have been voluntarily recalled. File photo by Sue Misao

Sunny Pine Farm of Twisp is voluntarily recalling Organic Chevre, Organic Parsley Chive Chevre and Organic Honey Lavender Chevre due to possible improper pasteurization, the company announced Oct. 18.

Sunny Pine does not know of any illness or complaints associated with the recalled Chevre cheese, the company said.

The recalled cheeses were sold in plastic 6-ounce tubs in the Twisp-Winthrop area. Recalled cheese sold through community-supported agriculture and retail outlets has an expiration date of Oct. 16, 2013, on a sticker located on the bottom of the container.

Chevre cheese products sold at Methow Valley Farmers Market in Twisp between July 27 and Oct. 12, 2013, are also recalled. These products were not labeled with an expiration date.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture discovered inadequate pasteurization records during a routine inspection, Sunny Pine said in the press release. While it’s possible the products were adequately pasteurized, Sunny Pine decided to recall any products which could affect consumer safety, the company said.

Since it began producing organic goat cheese in 2007, Sunny Pine has not received any complaints of illness from customers nor have there been previous recalls. Consumers who have purchased these products should not consume them and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement, the company said. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 997-4812.