Recall: Whole Foods recalls specialty cheeses

Recall: Whole Foods recalls specialty cheeses

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Recall: Whole Foods recalls specialty cheeses

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by KVUE News

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Posted on July 5, 2013 at 7:42 PM

AUSTIN -- Whole Foods Market is recalling some specialty cheeses because they may contain Listeria monocytogenes.

One person has died and one other person has been sickened. The company immediately ceased the production and distribution of the products.

The recalled Crave Brothers Les Frères cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with Whole Foods Market scale labels.

Below is a list of how the cheese was labeled, including PLU codes.

State

Labeled as

PLU

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

Les Frères

299682

Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah

Crave Brothers Les Frères

299682

Florida

Les Frères Wash Rind Product of USA

294473

Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey (stores in Marlton and Princeton only), Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C.

Crave Bros Les Frères

294473

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin

Crave Brothers Les Frères Cheese by Pound

294473

Oregon, Washington

Les Frères Crave Brothers

294473

Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Les Frères Crave Brothers PO-RK

294473

Anyone who has this cheese from Whole Foods Market should discard it, and may bring in their receipt for a full refund.

If you have questions you can call Whole Foods at 512-477-5566 ext. 20060, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm CDT. Consumers with questions about Crave Brothers cheese may contact the company directly: Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company at 920-478-4887, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm CDT.

Listeria monocytogenes, is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.  

 

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