February 24, 2024

Smith’s Country Cheese Recalls Gouda for Listeria

Smith's Country Cheese of Winchendon, MA is recalling 21 wheels of waxed gouda for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. People who have purchased this cheese should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. The recalled wheels of cheese were distributed in Massachusetts and sold to retail stores. They were coated in red wax and wrapped in saran wrap. The whole wheels weigh 10 lbs and labeled Smith's Farmstead Gouda. The half wheels weigh 5 lbs and labeled Mountain Gouda. A weight label with a julian date in the lower right hand corner that reads 4037 is on the back. .Many wheels and half wheels were likely cut and packaged into consumer sizes at the retail level. Listeria can cause … [Read more...]

Help! I Bought Cheese That Is Part of a Recall for Listeria

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shut down operations at Roos Foods Inc. of Kenton, DE yesterday by suspending the company's food facility registration. FDA inspectors found unsanitary conditions at the dairy foods processing company which has been linked to a Listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people, killing one of them. Consumers who have purchased Roos cheese, sour cream or other dairy products from the company, where inspectors found roof water raining down onto the equipment in the cheese processing room, rusty equipment and standing water on the floor, should not eat them. Unlike other foodborne pathogens, Listeria can thrive in cool temperatures. All lots and product sizes of the following Roos products have been recalled: Santa Rosa de Lima Queso Duro … [Read more...]

Listeria Concern Prompts Trois Comtois Cheese Recall

French cheesemaker, Trois Comtois of Poligny, France,  is recalling all Trois Comtois brand Morbier cheese from lot #949038 because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems are at particular risk. The recalled product was sold in 11-pound wheels and distributed to stores in MD, VA, OH, Washington DC, IL, IN, LA, MI, MN, MO, NE, OK, TX, WI, CA, OR, WA, AZ, UT, HI between June 1st and July 24th, 2013. Products were sold to supermarkets and gourmet stores and cut into smaller wedges. A complete list of retailers has not been issued, Whole Foods is the first retailer to step forward with information about the problem. No … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Raw Cheese Recalled for Possible Listeria

Whole Foods Market is recalling Trois Comtois Morbier cheese for possible Listeria contamination. The recalled cheese was sold in the Mid Atlantic, Southwest, Northern California, Southern Pacific and Midwest regions. Customers who have purchased this cheese should not eat it. The recalled Trois Comtois Morbier was sold in  11-pound wheels which were then cut and wrapped in varying weights and are labeled with a Whole Foods Market scale label.  Following is the label information for each region. In Arizona,  southern California, Hawaii, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, and the cheese was labeled "Morbier Raw Milk"  with the PLU 293358. In Ohio, Virginia and Washington D.C., the cheese was labeled "Morbier AOC Le Trois" with the PLU 293608. In Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska … [Read more...]

Listeria Concern Prompts Il Villaggio Cheese Recall in Canada

Possible Listeria contamination in certain Il Villaggio cheeses has prompted a recall in Canada. The Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese was distributed to retail stores in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. The cheese was sold in 150 g packages with the “best before” date October 13, 2015 (13/OC/15) and the UPC code 67400 01454 9. Consumers have purchased this cheese should not eat it. Food that is contaminated with Listeria may not look or smell spoiled. No illnesses have been reported in association with this recall. But Listeria can cause serious illness. An ongoing multistate Listeria outbreak associated cheeses made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheeses has sickened five people including a pregnant woman who suffered a miscarriage and an elderly adult who died. Pregnant women and … [Read more...]

Minneapolis Restaurant Butcher & The Boar Part of Crave Brothers Listeria Cheese Recall

A premier Minnesota restaurant, Butcher & The Boar, is the only restaurant in the state named by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company as a recipient of soft cheese associated with a deadly outbreak of listeriosis. Whole Foods Markets, Lunds, Byerlys, Rainbow, Kowalski's and other grocery retailers also sold the cheese, as did restaurants in Wisconsin and Illinois. The recalled gourmet cheese has been associated with a Listeria death in Minnesota, a second Minnesota illness and individual cases of listeriosis in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. All five people were hospitalized and one infection in a pregnant woman resulted in miscarriage. Laboratory tests conducted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on samples of Les Frères and Petit Frère with Truffles cheeses made by Crave … [Read more...]

Crave Brothers Listeria Cheese Recall Affects Bacchus, Lake Park Bistro and 5 other Wisconsin Restaurants

The national Listeria cheese recall by Wisconsin-based Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company applies not only to Whole Foods Markets and many other retailers nationwide, but also seven restaurants located in Milwaukee, Madison, Sun Prairie and Bayfield, Wisconsin. The complete list of restaurants in the state where Crave Brothers is served covers Bacchus, Lake Park Bistro, and Rumpus Room of Milwaukee; Merchant and Pizza Brutta of Madison; Beans 'n Cream Coffee House in Sun Prairie and Wild Rice Restaurant in Bayfield. Crave Brothers is located in Waterloo, Wisconsin, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting an inspection of the company's processing facility as part of a fast-paced joint food poisoning investigation by health agencies in Indiana, Minnesota, … [Read more...]

CDC Joins Crave Brothers Cheese Listeria Outbreak Investigation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has joined the investigation by the Minnesota Department of Health into the Listeria outbreak linked to Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheeses. The company recalled three types of its cheeses on July 3, 2013 after an outbreak was announced. At least five people have been sickened in four states; one person in Minnesota has died and a woman has suffered a miscarriage. These cheeses, which include Les Frères, Petit Frère, and Petit Frère with Truffles cheeses with make dates of July 1, 2013 or earlier, should be discarded immediately. This is especially important for pregnant women, older adults, the very young, and anyone with weakened immune systems. Even if you ate some of the cheese and have not become sick, get rid of it. You could still … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Market, Cheese Recall Issued after Listeria Outbreak Hits Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio

Cheese sold at Whole Foods Market has been recalled after an outbreak of Listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) sickened at least 5 people in 4 states: Minnesota (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (1) and Ohio (1). One of the Minnesota Listeria victims died. The recalled cheese, manufactured by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company, includes Les Freres (LF225 2/2.5#), Petit Frère (PF88 8/8 oz) and Petit Frère with Truffles (PF88T 8/8 oz), all with a make date of 7-1-13 or earlier. The recalled cheese was sold at Whole Foods Market and Kroger stores nationwide, and at other retail stores and restaurants, according to the Crave Brothers website. The FDA has not released information as to the store or restaurant connected to the outbreak. "Because the incubation period for Listeria can be as long … [Read more...]

Minnesota Resident Dies in Crave Brothers Cheese Listeria Outbreak

The Minnesota Department of Health has released information about the multistate Listeria outbreak linked to recalled Crave Brothers soft cheeses. Two people in Minnesota have been sickened in this outbreak. Both were older adults who became ill in early June; one of them has died. Three other people, one each in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio have also contracted listeriosis in this outbreak and have been hospitalized because of the seriousness of their infections. Most listeriosis cases occur in those in high risk groups: the elderly, the very young, those with compromised immune systems and chronic diseases, and pregnant women. Many people who are sick with this infection need to be hospitalized because it can be life-threatening, and about 20% of those with listeriosis die. The CDC … [Read more...]

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