Breaking News: Recall Update 11/23/10 Bravo Farms is expanding its recall to include all Bravo Farms cheese. Bravo Farms had previously issued a recall on its Dutch Style Gouda, and now out of concern for any further contamination, the recall has been expanded to include all of the company’s cheeses.
What’s the problem?
November 15, 2010 – Last week, the FDA announced that Bravo Farms is voluntarily recalling all Dutch Style Gouda because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The product was distributed primarily through Costco’s in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico in 1.5 lb pieces. It was also distributed through various retail stores within California sold in 8 oz pieces.
E. Coli 0157:H7 Information
E coli O157:H7 is a serotype of E. coli bacteria that form the predominant members of one group of EEC. Research suggests that only a small number of E. coli 0157:H7 are needed to cause infection (ingestion of about 10–100 organisms) instead of the thousands to millions needed for infections by other E. coli serotypes. The most problems caused by the bacteria are due to two Shiga toxins, termed Stx 1 and Stx 2 and also termed Vero toxins. These toxins are almost identical to toxins produced by another related bacterium, Shigella spp that can damage and kill intestinal cells and occasionally cause anemia, damage to platelets, and death of cells in other organs, especially the kidneys.
Food Poisoning from Gouda Cheese? You may have a claim.
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Free Food Poisoning Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been seriously sickened after eating contaminated cheese included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.