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Cheese maker forced to close operations after listeria outbreak

A New York raw milk cheese company whose soft cheese was linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) that infected eight people in four states, two of whom died, has been ordered by a federal court not to manufacture its ready-to-eat aged soft, semi-soft, and hard cheeses until it complies with food safety regulations. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Vulto Creamery LLC and its owner and manager Johannes “Jos” H. Vulto. Under the terms of the consent decree, Vulto cannot prepare, process, manufacture, pack ... Read More

Vulto Creamery named in wrongful death lawsuit following raw milk cheese recall

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York after a woman linked her husband’s death to the Vulto Creamery raw milk cheese recall. According to Food Safety News, Vermont resident Veronica Friedman filed the wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her late husband Richard Friedman, alleging he suffered a massive stroke caused by a Listeriosis infection he procured from ingesting the recalled raw milk cheese last year. “People think of food poisoning as inconvenient rather than really dangerous,” said William D. Marler of Seattle, who is an attorney for Ms. Friedman, as ... Read More

Whole Foods Market expands cheese recall following reports of hospitalizations; two deaths

Raw milk cheeses are under fire again as Whole Foods announces it will be expanding its initial cheese recall in hopes of protecting more consumers from potential Listeria monocytogenes. Only eight stores are affected, spread across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. According to the FDA, Whole Foods will be including Vulto Creamery’s Andes, Hamden and Walton Umber raw milk cheeses in its initial recall of Ouleout and Miranda soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses. The three additional cheeses were cut and packaged in a clear plastic wrap with “sell by” dates from 01/02/2017 to 04/02/2017 and scale labels starting with ... Read More

Vulto Creamery cheese recall linked to two deaths; FDA investigation announced

After a reported two deaths and six hospitalizations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an investigation of a listeriosis outbreak in connection with Vulto Creamery’s soft raw cheese recall. Vulto Creamery announced its cheese recall earlier this week, stating that its Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses tested positive for Listeria monoytogenes. Though the cheeses were available nationwide, the majority of the affected products were sold in locations like California, Chicago, Portland and the District of Columbia. Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by the ingestion of Listeria monocytogenes through contaminated food. The illness ... Read More

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

Whole 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, ... Read More