After two Deutsch Kase Haus products were voluntarily recalled because of possible Listeria contamination, Dietz & Watson has ended its relationship with the Indiana cheese producer.
Dietz & Watson used Deutsch Kase Haus for its Colby and Colby Jack cheeses for service deli.
“We are known as a preparer and purveyor of premium items, so we will make proper adjustments to our business relationships whenever anything happens that brings that premium and gourmet quality into questions,” said Louis Eni, CEO of Dietz & Watson. “They only made these two products for us and we are working on a partnership with another cheese maker to begin supplying us with improved items. After an intense search and extensive sampling, we are just about ready to make the choice of a new Colby supplier, and we are really excited to begin working with them.”
Dietz & Watson relies on third party suppliers for a handful of specialty items, like the two Colby products that were recalled. The company says none of its self-produced products have been recalled.
“We’re now in the fourth generation of our family company and we really do take pride in being purveyors of the finest deli items you can find and we try hard to meet and surpass that standard day in and day out,” said Eni. “My grandfather started this company in 1939 and instilled this attitude in all of us; the concept that we will always provide our customers with the same quality items we feed our own families.”
Sargento was also forced to cut ties with Deutsch Kase Haus after the recall.