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

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Vulto Creamery recalls soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Vulto Creamery recalls soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination

 

Walton, New York, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Vulto Creamery, Walton, New York, is recalling all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses  out of an abundance of caution 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.   Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium 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.

Product photos of all four cheese items being recalled along with a brief description are shown.  If you have any of this soft, wash-rind raw-milk cheese, please do not consume it.  The soft raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most being sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago, Portland and Washington, DC.

Consumers that have any of these soft raw milk cheeses from Vulto Creamery should return the cheese to the purchase location for a refund.  Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers with any of the Vulto Creamery soft, wash-rind raw milk cheeses on hand should immediately remove these products from common storage coolers and quarantine these cheeses in a secured area of a cooler.  Any wholesaler or distributor that has any of the four cheeses should contact Vulto Creamery to receive instructions on what to do with the cheese.  No recalled cheese should be destroyed until Vulto Creamery has been notified and
agrees.

The production of  the product has been suspended while FDA and the company  continue to investigate the source of the problem.  If you have any questions or seek additional information, please call 607-222-3995 during our normal hours of operations (Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET) or email us at vultocreamery@gmail.com.

Consumers Contact:

Vulto Creamery
vultocreamery@gmail.com
(607) 222-3995

Source: FDA

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