Due to a possible listeria infection, Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton Harbor, Michigan has recalled its brie and camembert cheeses.
Consumers are advised to throw away any cheeses with best-by dates until December 14, 2022, according to a recall notice posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.
From August 1 through September 28, 2022, these cheeses were sold in a variety of establishments across the country, including Albertson’s, Safeway, Whole Foods, and Price Chopper. The Block and Barrel, Joan of Arc, Trader Joe, and Red Apple are a few of the labels that the cheeses were offered under.
According to the notice, the company’s facilities and 120 samples of cheese products were subjected to “a comprehensive environmental audit” before the recall was initiated. No products exhibited contamination, although a sample from one of the sites tested positive, according to the notification.
Although none of the six instances of listeriosis connected to the listeria strain between 2017 and 2022 contained Old Europe cheeses, the FDA reported that they were.
According to a statement on its website, “Old Europe Cheese has ceased production of the Brie and Camembert products until further notice and is working with state and federal authorities to make the recall a swift and efficient procedure.”
For a complete list of recalled products, consumers can visit the recall notice. Calling the business with inquiries is possible at 269-925-5003, extension 335.
According to the FDA, listeria poisoning can result in serious illnesses that can even be deadly in small children, elderly or fragile individuals, and those with compromised immune systems. Diarrhea, headaches, fever, and abdominal pain can occur in healthy people.