August 14, 2022

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...]

Crave Brothers Recall, Cheese Sold in MN at Twin Cities Lunds, Byerly’s, Whole Foods, Rainbow and Other Stores

To date, two Minnesota residents have contracted Listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) after eating Les Freres cheese produced by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company. One of Minnesota victim died. Prompted by this outbreak, Crave Brothers issued a recall of some of its cheese products, including 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. “Crave Brothers is legally responsible for any Listeria cases linked to its cheese,” said Fred Pritzker, a Minnesota food safety lawyer who represents Listeria clients nationwide in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against food processors, retailers, restaurants and others. Fred recently won $45,000,000.00 for clients injured by another … [Read more...]

Missouri Milk Board Destroys Morningland Dairy Cheese

The State Milk Board of Missouri has destroyed 30,000 pounds of cheese made by Morningland Dairy. A court battle has been ongoing about the cheese for the last two and a half years. According to court documents, the state obtained a final order of permanent injunction against the dairy in February 2011. The order stated that the plaintiff demonstrated "no adequate remedy at law exists such that a permanent injunction is necessary to prevent immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or damage." Morningland of the Ozarks LLC was ordered to destroy all of its cheese products condemned by the Missouri State Milk Board on August 26, 2010. The Dairy refused to comply with that order, so in October 2010 Attorney General Koster brought an injunction against the Dairy. In August 2010, … [Read more...]

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