In response to Vulto Creamery's expanded recall of raw milk cheeses, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily expanding its recall to include Andes, Hamden and Walton Umber cheeses sold in eight stores in Massachusetts, New Jersey and NY. These cheese were sold in eight stores in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and NY. No recalled cheese should be destroyed until Vulto Creamery has been notified and agrees.
Customers who purchased the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
Vulto Creamery has expanded its recall to include all lots of four additional cheeses, in relation to an ongoing Listeria outbreak that has killed two people.
The cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and labeled with PLU Codes #0200307, #0201357 or #0206308 and "Sell-By" dates from January 2, 2017 through April 2, 2017.
The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed March 9 that the creamery's Ouleout cheese was the source of the outbreak.
"If you purchased these products, do not eat them, "reported the Food Poisoning Bulletin". Then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution". Wash your hands with soap and water after handling these cheeses.
Raw milk cheeses which might contain Listeria monocytogenes blamed in the death of two people have been pulled from nine Whole Foods stores in the northeast. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. If you do feel ill, see your doctor.