The Allegheny County Health Department and Whole Foods Market in Pittsburgh are recalling Jean Perrin Edel de Cleron cheese sold at the East Liberty Whole Foods store for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled cheese was packaged in clear plastic wrap with a Whole Foods Market scale label and a code beginning with 293351. The cheese was sold at the store between May 20, 2012 and July 3, 2012.
One person has become ill after eating this product. Anyone who has purchased this cheese should not eat it. Contact the Allegheny County Health Department at 412-687-ACHD if you still have this product in your home so it can be tested for the bacteria.
Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap after touching the cheese to avoid cross-contamination. If you throw the cheese away, place it in a sealed container so animals can’t access it.
Symptoms of listeriosis, the illness caused by Listeria bacteria, include muscle aches, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. If you ate this cheese and have experienced symptoms, contact your healthcare provider. Listeriosis is most serious in the elderly, the very young, those with chronic disease, and those with compromised immune systems. Pregnant women with listeriosis may not exhibit severe symptoms, but the bacteria can cause miscarriages and stillbirth.