Golden Glen Creamery, headquartered in Bow, Washington, in cooperation with a request from the Washington State Department of Agriculture has issued a voluntary recall for containers of Red Pepper with Onion & Garlic Cheddar produced on August 30, 2011 due to a possible Listeria monocytogene contamination. The Listeria monocytogene organism can cause serious and possibly lethal infections to people with weakened or compromised immune systems such as young children and the elderly, and people with healthy immune systems who inadvertently consume the organism may experience temporary symptoms such as diarrhea, high fever, stiffness, nausea, severe headache, and abdominal pain. An estimated 124 containers of Red Pepper with Onion & Garlic Cheddar are affected by this recall, with packages ranging in size between one third of a pound to one half pound. They were sold by independent retailers and at farmers markets in Oregon and Washington state from March to June of 2012. Cheese affected by this recall is marked with production code 887. A single sample of this cheese tested by the Washington State Department of Agriculture was found to contain traces of listeria contamination. Golden Glen Creamery Of Bow have taken precautions to stop the distribution of the contaminated product, and have implemented a weekly environmental and product testing protocol. Consumers in possession of this potentially contaminated food product are urged to discontinue use immediately, and contact the manufacturer for instructions on obtaining a full refund of the original purchase price.