August 14, 2022

Crave Bros Les Freres Cheese Recall, Listeria Outbreak

A Listeria outbreak has prompted Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company of Waterloo, WI to issue a recall for Les Freres cheese products. The outbreak has sickened five people, caused one miscarriage and killed one person in Minnesota.

Crave Brothers Cheese Recall and OutbreakThe products under recall were sold nationwide at Whole Foods and Kroger stores, through mail order and at regional grocery stores in the following 13 states: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. The cheese was also served in at foodservice outlets and restaurants including Bacchus in Milwaukee, Merchant in Madison, and Butcher and the Boar In Minneapolis.

The recalled products are: Les Freres (LF225 2/2.5#) with a “make date” of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in white plastic with a green and gold label,  Petit Frere (PF88 8/8 oz) with a “make date” of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in small round wooden boxes; and Petit Frere with Truffles (PF88T 8/8 oz) with a “make date” of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in small round wooden boxes.

Consumers who have purchased these cheese should not eat them. Symptoms of Listeria infection, called listeriosis, include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Children, seniors, those with compromised immune systems and pregnant women are most at risk. Anyone who has eaten the cheese and developed these symptoms should see a doctor.



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