Karoun Dairies of San Fernando, CA., has issued a nationwide recall for a variety of cheese products after they were linked to at least 24 listeria illnesses including one death.
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What’s the problem?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with public health officials to investigate a multi-state outbreak of listeria monocytogenes linked to soft cheeses distributed by Karoun Dairies.
At least 24 people in 9 states have been infected since August 8, 2010. Of these:
- 22 people were hospitalized
- 5 illnesses were pregnancy related, 1 of which resulted in a fetal loss.
- 1 death was reported in Ohio
- Other illnesses occurred in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Tennessee and Washington
Which Brands are Affected by the Cheese Recall?
Nearly two-thirds of those sickened are of Middle Eastern or Eastern European descent, or shopped at Middle Eastern-style markets, according to the CDC. 19 ill people with available information reported eating soft cheese within a month of getting sick. 4 of 7 ill people who specified a brand of cheese reported brands distributed by Karoun. No other brand was reported more than once.
As a result of the outbreak, Karoun Dairies has stopped production and issued a nationwide recall for cheeses sold under the following brand names: Karoun, Arz, Gopi, Queso Del Valle, Central Valley Creamery and Yanni.
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According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of listeria monocytogenes may include:
- Muscle aches
Symptoms may take as little as a few days up to several months to appear. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, signs and symptoms may include:
- Stiff neck
- Confusion or changes in alertness
- Loss of balance
Do I Have a Cheese Recall Lawsuit?
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