Whole Foods Market Inc. has issued a nationwide recall for Papillion Organic Roquefort cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen.
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Update: Whole Foods Expands Cheese Recall Amid Listeria Outbreak
March 13, 2017 - In response to Vulto Creamery’s recall of raw milk cheeses, Whole Foods Market is expanding its own recall to include Andes, Hamden and Walton Umber cheeses sold in 8 stores in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. As of Friday, Vulto Creamery is reporting the particular strain of Listeria monocytogenes is responsible for 6 illnesses and 2 deaths.
The expanded recall affects Vulto Creamery Andes, Hamden and Walton Umber raw milk cheeses which were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels beginning with PLU codes 0200307, 0201357 or 0206308 and "sell by" dates from 01/02/2017 to 04/02/2017.
Which Products are Affected by the Recall?
October 7, 2015 - The recalled Papillion Organic Roquefort cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with Whole Foods Market scale labels that begin with PLU 029536. The company issued the recall after routine sampling by the FDA identified the presence of listeria in a whole, uncut wheel of the cheese. All sell by dates are included in the recall.
Whole Foods has placed warning signs on its shelves and removed all affected cheese products from circulation. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall.
Whole Foods Recalling Cheese due to Listeria Concern: ABC News Video
Listeria Outbreaks Prompt Multiple Recalls
The Whole Foods cheese recall is just the latest in a string of similar listeria scares. Last month, Karoun Dairies of San Fernando, CA, recalled a variety of soft cheese products over potential listeria contamination. The bacteria has also been implicated in recent recalls for pet foods, green beans and ice cream.
The symptoms of listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) typically include varying degrees of:
- Muscle aches
If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include:
- Stiff neck
- Loss of balance
Whole Foods Recalls Cheeses from 9 Stores
March 8, 2017 - Whole Foods Market is recalling all of Vulto Creamery's soft, wash-rind raw milk cheeses in 9 stores across 4 states over potential contamination with listeria, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Vulto Creamery issued the recall for its products after the FDA found lots with positive cultures of Listeria.
The recall includes Vulto Creamery Ouleout and Miranda soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses which were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels beginning with PLU codes 0200305 and 0200306 and "sell by" dates from 12/27/2016 to 03/28/2017.
Do I Have a Whole Foods Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Whole Foods Cheese Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you were sickened after eating Whole Foods cheeses, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.