CONSUMER ALERT: Whole Foods recalls cheese
Customers can get their full refund for the product by simply bringing their blue cheese and its receipt.
No illnesses or infections from the cheese have been reported thus far, the FDA said.
Product included in the recall can be identified by the scale label that begins with PLU 029536.
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Last month, a California company recalled six brands of soft cheeses after FDA investigators found traces of Listeria in them.
Listeria is bacteria mostly traced in soil, water and rarely in animals.
Whole Foods Market has recently announced a recall for a cheese product that came from a supplier as it is possibly contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is basically heterogeneous as compared to the lifecycle of various other bacteria and can even survive in cold temperature.
Listeria kills about 260 people a year and sickens about 1,600, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the report by the FDA, no particular infections or illness has been reported till now.
Those who are infected with Listeria typically experience high fever, headaches, stiffness, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Recalls certainly aren’t helping the company’s brand image, but the Whole Food’s quick response may help reassure customers.
The recall covers all cut, wrapped and weighed Papillion Organic Roquefort cheeses with Whole Foods Market scale labels.
The incubation period for the Listeria infection is estimated between three and 70 days. The total number of people who caught Listeriosis from Blue Bell ice cream will never be known as many instances of food poisoning go unreported. However consumers should seek immediate medical care if they developed any systems of Listeria infections, added by an announcement by whole Food.