Consumer Alert: Whole Foods Cheese Contaminated with Listeria
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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.
November 30, 2010 – Earlier this month, the FDA announced that one of Whole Foods Market’s suppliers, Bravo Farms, was recalling cheese due to the possibility of contamination by Listeria bacteria. The comprehensive product list of recalled items includes:
- Sage Cheddar
- Silver Mountain Cheddar
- Chipotle Cheddar
- Premium Block Cheddar
- Premium White Chunk Cheddar
- Chipotle Chunk Cheddar
- White Black Wax Cheddar
- Pepper Jack
- Tulare Cannonball
Where was the contaminated cheese sold?
The cheeses were sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The products were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with a sticker that reads “Distributed by Whole Foods Markets.”
How great is the risk of developing listeriosis?
In the United States, an estimated 2,500 persons become seriously ill with listeriosis each year. Of these, 500 die. At increased risk are pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and anyone with a weakened immune system.
Official FDA Nationwide Press Release
If you’d like additional information, please visit the FDA website for the official press release.
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.
Whole Foods Food Poisoning Recall Update 1/25/13: Whole Foods Market is now recalling Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon sold at locations around the country because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. Products affected by this recall were distributed to Whole Foods Markets in the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah. Click here to learn more.
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