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Whole Foods Recall Cheese Following Listeria Concerns

Jul 08, 2013 04:41 PM EDT | By Staff Reporter
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Whole Foods Market Inc. announced a recall of "killer cheese" Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese after concerns that may be contaminated with Listeria which can kill children and elderly, having already killed at least one.

The cheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause fatal infections in children.  It can also lead to severe illness for women who are pregnant or people who have weakened immune systems.

Whole Foods Market Inc. is one of those supermarkets recalling the cheese, which has sickened people in several states, according to the Huffington Post.

Public health officials in Illinois say one resident became sick after eating contaminated cheese in May, according to the Associated Press. Minnesota officials say one elderly person in the state died and another was hospitalized after illnesses linked to the cheese.

Meanwhile, one pregnant woman is believed to have suffered a miscarriage as a result of contracting the disease.

Crave Brothers, the target of the investigation, has voluntarily recalled the following cheese products:

-- 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.

-- Petit Frere with Truffles, PF88T 8/8 oz., with a make date of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in small round wooden boxes.

These products were distributed nationwide through retail and food service outlets as well as by mail order, said officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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