Whole Foods Has Recalled Blue Cheese over Listeria riskRaymond Billings (Author) Published Date : Oct 10, 2015 17:32 IST
Whole Foods Market has had to recall cheese that was sold in all of its stores nationwide because of a possible dangerous bacterial contamination. Company officials said that the Papillion Organic Roquefort cheese, which is a type of blue cheese, has the possibility of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which is the organism that could cause very serious and at times fatal infections in elderly people, people with weakened immune systems, the frail and young children.
Whole Foods made the decision to recall this cheese after an FDA routine sampling found the presence of Listeria Monocytogenes in a complete, uncut wheel of the cheese.
Cheese that was recalled had been cut then packaged into clear plastic wrap. It was then sold with scale labels of Whole Foods.
The product included in this recall has the scale label to identify it of PLU 029536. Every sell be date is affected.
There have been no reported infections or illnesses to date connected with the cheese, which was removed from all of the stores shelves of Whole Foods.
Illness related to listeria has symptoms that include severe headache, high fever, stiffness, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea.
An infection of Listeria could cause stillbirths and miscarriages amongst pregnant women. People who develop these types of symptoms should immediately visit their primary medical care provider.
Those people, who already have purchased the cheese that has been recalled from one of the Whole Foods stores, can bring their receipt to the store it was purchased at, to be given a complete refund.
This latest recall follows one last month by a California company for a number of brands of different soft cheeses following a link to two dozen illnesses across the country and one death in Ohio, said official at the Center for Disease Control.
Whole Foods Has Recalled Blue Cheese over Listeria risk