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Crave Brothers Les Freres Cheese Recalled

July 5, 2013
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company
The Danger:
The cheese is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, 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 and stillbirths among pregnant women. To date, one illness and one death have been reported.
The recalled Crave Brothers Les Frères cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with Whole Foods Market scale labels. Below is a list of how the cheese was labeled, including PLU code, according to the state in which it was sold.

State: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
Labeled As: Les Frères
PLU: 299682

State: Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah
Labeled As: Crave Brothers Les Frères
PLU: 299682

State: Florida
Labeled As: Les Frères Wash Rind Product of USA
PLU: 294473

State: Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey (stores in Marlton and Princeton only), Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C.
Labeled As: Crave Brothers Les Frères
PLU: 294473

State: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin
Labeled As: Crave Brothers Les Frères Cheese by Pound
PLU: 294473

State: Oregon, Washington
Labeled As: Les Frères Crave Brothers
PLU: 294473

State: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Labeled As: Les Frères Crave Brothers PO-RK
PLU: 294473

Sold At:
Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.
What To Do:
Customers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market should discard it, and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. For more information about this, contact Whole Foods at (512) 477-5566 ext. 20060. Consumers with questions about Crave Brothers cheese may contact the company directly at (920) 478-4887.
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