August 14, 2022

Crave Bros Cheese Listeria Outbreak Causes Death, Miscarriage

A Listeria outbreak linked to Crave Brothers cheese has hospitalized all five people that it has sickened, killing one of them and triggering a miscarriage in another, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Illnesses have been reported in Minnesota (2), Indiana (1), Illinois (1), and Ohio (1). Crave Brothers has issued a recall for affected cheese products which were sold nationwide at Whole Foods and Kroger stores, through mail order, at regional grocery stores in 13 states and served at foodservice outlets and restaurants. 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; … [Read more...]

Listeria Outbreak: Crave Brothers Cheese Sold at Whole Foods, Kroger, Others

Crave Brothers cheese, which has been linked to a Listeria outbreak that has sickened at least five people in four states killing one of them, was sold at Whole Foods and Kroger stores nationwide and dozens of other regional grocery stores in: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.  Some restaurants also served the cheese. Kroger is recalling  Les Freres Cheese in Murray's Cheese Shops **2252; and Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics - Les Freres Cheese Wheel **2260. The Kroger stores affected are Dillons, Baker's, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, QFC and Gerbes stores located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South … [Read more...]

Crave Brothers Les Freres Cheese Linked to Listeriosis Outbreak in Minnesota Results in Wrongful Death

Health officials have linked a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis to eating Les Frères cheese made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company, a Wisconsin producer, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. To date, two people in Minnesota have become ill, one of whom died. Both were older adults and hospitalized in early June. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is testing samples of the cheese and early results indicate presence of Listeria, bacteria that causes listeriosis food poisoning, an infection that often leads to meningitis, sepsis and wrongful death. Minnesota health officials are warning consumers who may have purchased these cheeses: Les Frères, Petit Frère, Petit Frère with Truffles and still have it in their refrigerators to not eat it until more … [Read more...]

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