Whole Foods recalls possibly tainted cheese
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The Allegheny County Health Department and Whole Foods Market announced today that Jean Perrin Edel de Cleron cheese sold in the East Liberty Whole Foods Market is being recalled because some samples tested positive for listeria.
The cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with a Whole Foods Market scale label, and a code beginning with 293351. The recalled cheese was sold between May 20 and July 3.One illnes, a 68-year-old man who was diagnosed with listeriosis in late May or early June and has since recovered, has been reported, health department spokesman Guillermo Cole said.
Listeriosis primarily affects older adults, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women and newborns.
A person with listeriosis usually has fever and muscle aches, often preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Anyone who has consumed the recalled cheese and developed symptoms should contact a health care professional.
Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of the recall. Full refunds will be given at the store.
Customers who have the recalled product can contact the Health Department at 412-687-ACHD and arrange to have the cheese tested, or it can be thrown out.
People who handle the cheese should wash their hands immediately after touching it to avoid potential cross-contamination.
First Published July 12, 2012 1:17 pm