Listeria Outbreak Prompts Cheese Recall: July 10, 2013

A multi-state Listeria outbreak has prompted Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Co. to issue a recall for three specialty cheese products. Thus far, the outbreak has sickened at least five people, and led to one miscarriage and one death. The recalled products are Les Freres, Petit Frere, and Petit Frere with Truffles, all with a “make date” of 7-1-13 or prior. The products were sold nationwide at Whole Foods and Kroger stores, through mail order and at regional grocery stores in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Here’s the company’s announcement and here’s a news account.