Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Co., Monroe, said Tuesday it has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization with the U.S. District Court in Madison.

The locally owned, private-label cheese packaging company, established in 2005, will continue operating, and all of its 90 employees will keep their jobs during the bankruptcy proceeding, corporate secretary Shirley Knox said in a news release.

She said the company is "strong" and vendor payments are up to date, but Alpine is concerned about claims from retail business customers related to a cheese recall in late 2011 after laboratory tests found the presence of Listeria bacteria.

"Pending claims related to the recall are such that reorganization is the best alternative for securing a strong future for our company," Knox said.

No illnesses were believed reported in connection with the recall, a spokesman for the company said.

You might also like

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. Exchange ideas and opinions on posted articles. Don't promote products or services, impersonate other site users, register multiple accounts, threaten or harass others, post vulgar, abusive, obscene or sexually oriented language. Don't post content that defames or degrades anyone. Don't repost copyrighted material; link to it. In other words, stick to the topic and play nice. Report abuses by clicking the button. Users who break the rules will be banned from commenting. We no longer issue warnings. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.