• Whole Foods recalls cheese over listeria fears


    Quick Facts:

    • A cheese wheel tested positive for listeria
    • Cheese cut and packaged with Whole Foods Market scale labels is affected by the recall
    • No illness or infection has been reported
    • Customers can get a refund from the store

    Whole Foods is recalling cheese sold nationwide from its supplier because it could be contaminated with listeria.

    Listeria monocytogenes, the organism that can cause infection, was found by the FDA during routine sampling of the market’s cheese. It was found in a whole, uncut wheel of Papillion Organic Roquefort.

    All cheese cut and packaged in clear wrap that was sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label can be returned to the store for a full refund.

    No illnesses or infections have been reported. All affected cheese has been removed from shelves.

    Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 512-477-5566 ext. 20060 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST

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