December 8, 2023

FDA Updates Whole Foods Crave Brothers Cheese Listeria Recall

The FDA has updated the Whole Foods recall of Crave Brothers cheese for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination with the states where the cheese was sold, as well as names, picture of the product label, and PLU numbers. The Crave Brothers cheese brand is linked to a multi state Listeria outbreak that has sickened at least five people, killed one person in Minnesota, and caused a miscarriage. The cheese was cut and packaged in Whole Food stores, wrapped in clear plastic wrap, and sold with Whole Foods Market scale labels. If you purchased this cheese, discard it and bring in the receipt for a refund. You should also clean your refrigerator and kitchen with a mild bleach solution because cross-contamination with Listeria bacteria is a real possibility. The bacteria can grow at … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Crave Brothers Cheese for Listeria

Whole Foods Market is recalling Crave Brothers soft cheeses because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious illness. The product is linked to a multi state Listeria outbreak that has sickened five, killed one person, and caused a miscarriage. The repackaged cheese was cut at the store and wrapped in clear plastic wrap. It has the Whole Foods Market scale labels instead of the Crave Brothers label. This recall is in addition to the recall of the cheese sold under the Crave Brothers label. The cheese packaged with the Whole Foods label was sold in 30 states and Washington, D.C. under several names, including "Les Freres" and "Crave Brothers Les Freres". The Crave Brothers cheeses that are recalled are Les Frères, Petit Frère, and Petit Frère … [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...]

Listeria Outbreak: Illinois Restaurants Sold Recalled Crave Brothers Cheese

Two Illinois restaurants served the Crave Brothers soft French cheeses that have been linked to a multistate Listeria outbreak. Girl & The Goat in Chicago, and the Hilton Hotel in Chicago sold the recalled cheese. Anyone who ate Les Frères, Petit Frère, or Petit Frère with Truffles at those restaurants may be at risk for developing listeriosis, a serious disease. Attorney Fred Pritzker, a nationally recognized food safety lawyer, said, "Listeriosis can be a devastating disease that is especially dangerous for the young, the elderly, those with compromised immune systems, and pregnant women. Most people who contract listeriosis are hospitalized and up to 20% of those with the illness die. Anyone who has been sick with the symptoms of listeriosis should see a doctor … [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...]

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. The 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 … [Read more...]

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