The recall includes Explorateur French Triple Crème cheese, which was sold under the names Explorateur, Explorateur French Triple Crème Cheese and Explorateur Triple Crème French Cheese.
The recalled cheese was sold in 9 Whole Foods stores in New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
Whole Foods was warned by a distributor that the cheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The distributor found Listeria during a routine test, according to the FDA.
Products that could be contaminated were sold in the following stores:
- 90 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT
- 222 Main Street, Madison, NJ
- 701 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ
- 7245 Lake Street, River Forest, IL
- 760 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL
- 753 Cerillos Road, Santa Fe, NM
- 100 Pitt Street, El Paso, TX
- 501 Bowman Road, Little Rock, AR
- 11920 Domain Drive, Austin, TX
All of the recalled cheese had “sell by” dates from 02/15/2018 through 04/03/2018.
Listeria infections can cause serious and sometimes fatal food poisoning in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women, and others with vulnerable immune systems.
The symptoms may include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, and miscarriage or stillbirth in pregnant women.
For more information, call Whole Foods at 1-844- 936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST Saturday through Sunday.