BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Centers for Disease Control is warning people to throw out a variety of cheese brands after a multistate outbreak of Listeria. The recall includes more than twenty brands of brie and camembert cheese that were sold nationwide at supermarkets, other retail stores, and wholesale stores.
The FDA recalled Old Europe Cheese Brie and Camembert products with best-by dates through December 14, 2022. Other cheese products recalled have best-by dates from September 28, 2022, to December 14, 2022.
For a full list of recalled cheese brands, click here.
Retailers include Albertsons, Safeway, Meijer, Harding’s, Shaw’s, Price Chopper, Market Basket, Raley’s, Save Mart, Giant Foods, Stop & Shop, Fresh Thyme, Lidl, Sprouts, Athenian Foods, Whole Foods. The FDA says this list may not include all retail establishments that have received the recalled product or may include retail establishments that did not actually receive the recalled product.
Six people have been reported as infected with listeria from six states: California, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Texas. Five people have been hospitalized. No deaths were reported.
Interviews and laboratory data show that brie and camembert made by Old Europe Cheese Inc. may be contaminated with listeria and may be making people sick. An investigation at the Old Europe Cheese facility in Michigan identified the outbreak strain of Listeria in a sample collected from the floor in a cooling room.
Investigators are working to determine if additional products may be contaminated.