Whole Foods Market Expands Vulto Creamery Recall Because of Public Health Risk
Vulto Creamery, Walton, New York, is out of an abundance of caution expanded the recall to include all lots for four additional cheeses which include, by name the following: Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber. These cheese were sold in eight stores in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and NY.
Customers who purchased the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced a cheese recall after a listeria outbreak that began spreading in September left six people hospitalized.
The recalled cheeses were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels beginning with PLU codes 0200307, 0201357 or 0206308 and "sell by" dates from January 2, to April 2, 2017.
Testing results from the Food & Drug Administration and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets identified contamination in the Ouleout product.
"If you purchased these products, do not eat them, "reported the Food Poisoning Bulletin". Wash your hands with soap and water after handling these cheeses.
Last week federal officials said a Listeria monocytogenes bacterium outbreak affected six people, killing one in Vermont and another in CT.
Listeria can lead to high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea in healthy people, but can be fatal for babies, the elderly or those already sick. Pregnant women can suffer miscarriages and stillbirth from this infection, even if they have mild or no symptoms.