Whole Foods Market recalls Vulto Creamery’s soft wash- rind raw milk cheeses that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Silver Spring, MD, 2017-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to Vulto Creamery’s recall of soft wash- rind raw milk cheeses, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling the products from nine stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New York out of an abundance of caution. The cheeses have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Vulto Creamery issued the recall due to testing result from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which found Ouleout lot # 617 positive for Listeria monocytogenes and New York Department of Agriculture and Markets finding the possible contamination of Ouleout lot #623.

The recall includes Vulto Creamery Ouleout and Miranda soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses which were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels beginning with PLU codes 0200305 and 0200306 and “sell by” dates from 12/27/2016 to 03/28/2017.

Ouleout products were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores:

  • 350 Grasmere Avenue, Fairfield, CT
  • 115 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA

Miranda products were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores:

  •   170 Great Road, Bedford, MA
  • 575 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA
  •   647 Washington Street, Newton, MA
  •   2 Somerset Street, Portland, ME
  •   1425 Central Avenue, Albany, NY
  •   250 7th Ave, New York, NY
  •   270 Greenwich Street, New York, NY

Consumers who have purchased any of these recalled products can bring their receipts to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should call 607-222-3995 during our normal hours of operations (Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET) or email vultocreamery@gmail.com.

SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Consumers
vultocreamery@gmail.com
(607) 222-3995

Media
Betsy Harden
Betsy.Harden@wholefoods.com
(512) 542-3198

Weis Markets announces its new shelf tag program, Nutri-Facts™

Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets, Inc., today announced its new shelf tag program, Nutri-Facts™. As part of this program, customers will see brightly-colored icons on pricing tags to help them easily identify the foods that meet their unique health and lifestyle needs.

“Weis Markets is committed to helping our customers live well. We can accomplish this goal by providing tools and resources on healthy eating and simplifying the process of finding nutritious foods in our stores,” said Beth Stark, Manager of Lifestyle Initiatives for Weis Markets. “Our Nutri-Facts program is designed to provide a snapshot of food products so that at a glance, a customer can determine if its nutrition or lifestyle profile fits their individual needs and the needs of their family.”

Using U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, the Weis Dietitians developed 13 Nutri-Facts™ icons that include popular dietary and health identifiers that are in demand by customers, including organic, gluten free, whole grain, carb conscious, heart healthy, vegan, no added sugar, low sodium, vegan and more. Customers will have to look no further than the product pricing tag on the shelf to see what health and lifestyle attributes are associated the products.

The Weis Dietitian team also recently launched its Fresh for You and Superfoods programs. Fresh for You foods are hand-selected by the dietitian team based on nutritional profiles and will be flagged with a sign that provides helpful information on ways to incorporate the food into recipes and meal ideas.  The Superfoods program highlights nutrient-rich foods that naturally contain significant amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Customers will see signs for colorful superfoods signs throughout the store that offer tips for use.

Since 2003, Weis Markets has employed dietitians to provide resources to customers to help them lead a healthy lifestyle. The current team consists of four registered dietitians, two of which are based in Weis stores, that are readily available to answer customers’ food, nutrition and wellness questions.

For more information about Weis Markets or its health, wellness and nutrition programs, please visit WeisMarkets.com/healthyliving or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

Nutri-Facts

Weis Markets, Inc.

1000 South Second Street
PO Box 471
Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801
1-866-999-9347