Listeria found in Whole Foods blue cheese

A customer checks out of a Whole Foods Market in Washington,
A customer checks out of a Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C.
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Whole Foods announced a recall of its organic cheese Friday over possible listeria contamination, the company said Friday. The products have been pulled from stores across the nation.

The recalled cheese was packaged in clear plastic wrap with Whole Foods Market labels. It recalled the cheese after an FDA test of an uncut wheel of the cheese was found to be contaminated with listeria.

Per the company, “The Papillion Organic Roquefort cheese product can be identified by the scale label that begins with PLU 029536. All sell by dates are affected.”

“No illnesses or infections have been reported to date. Signage is posted on retail store shelves to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves,” it added in the announcement.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious – and even fatal – issues in kids or the elderly.

Listeria discovered at a Blue Bell ice cream plant in 2015 was linked to 10 cases of listeria infection, three of which were deadly.

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