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Whole Foods announces cheese recall in four states due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Whole Foods image by ChadPerez49 via Wikimedia Commons 375x196 Whole Foods announces cheese recall in four states due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contaminationWhole Foods Market announced a limited cheese recall affecting nine stores in four different states. The recalled cheese could be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes – the same health issue plaguing similar cheese recalls earlier this year. Ingestion of these bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with poor immune systems.

Vulto Creamery’s cheese recall affects Ouleout and Miranda soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels starting with PLU codes 0200305 and 0200306 and “sell by” dates from 12/27/2016 to 03/28/2017. The affected cheese products were sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New York.

The recalled Oulelot cheese were sold at the following Whole Foods Market locations:

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

The recalled Miranda cheese were sold at the following Whole Foods Market locations:

  •   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

Any consumer in possession of one or more of the recalled cheese products should either bring their receipts to the store for a full refund or simply discard the cheese entirely.

For more information on the cheese recall, contact Vulto Creamery directly at 607-222-3995 during normal hours of operations (Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET), or email vultocreamery@gmail.com.

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration