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March 8, 2017: Listeria Health Concerns Prompt Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall

Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall News – On March 8, 2017, Whole Foods Market recalled soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses from nine stores located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New York because the products may be contaminated with the potentially fatal pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes.

The Whole Foods Market cheese recall was prompted after supplier, Vulto Creamery, issued a recall for its Ouloeout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc cheeses on March 7, 2017. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing detected the presence Listeria monocytogenes in the Vulto Creamery’s Ouleout lot # 617 product. In addition to the FDA’s results, the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets reported possible Listeria contamination of Ouleout lot #623.

Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall Information

The Whole Foods Market cheese recall includes Vulto Creamery Ouleout and Miranda soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses. The recalled cheeses 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.

The recalled Ouleout products were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores:

  • 350 Grasmere Avenue, Fairfield, CT
  • 115 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA

The recalled Miranda products were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores:

  • 170 Great Road, Bedford, MA
  • 575 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA
  • 647 Washington Street, Newton, MA
  • 2 Somerset Street, Portland, ME
  • 1425 Central Avenue, Albany, NY
  • 250 7th Ave, New York, NY
  • 270 Greenwich Street, New York, NY

Consumers should not consume the recalled cheeses. Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers should not distribute, sell, or serve the recalled cheeses.

About Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes or “Listeria” is a bacterium that can cause a serious and life-threatening foodborne infection known as listeriosis. Listeriosis affects primarily young children, frail or older adults, individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Persons not belonging to one of these high risk demographic groups can also experience a severe case of listeriosis.

Listeria Lawsuit Help

Please see Food Poisoning Lawyers NY and NJ to learn more about Attorney Eric H. Weinberg and The Weinberg Law Firm. If you or a loved one has been injured in the current Listeria food poisoning outbreak linked to the Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall, and you would like more information regarding your legal rights, please call our firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

Related Articles:

March 7, 2017: Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall
March 9, 2017: Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak
March 11, 2017: Expanded Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall

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