October 8, 2015 — Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling all Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese after a sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The cheese is made from raw organic full-cream ewe’s milk, imported from France, and sold nationwide in the United States. Each product was cut, wrapped in clear plastic wrap, and marked with a scale label that reads PLU 029536. All sell-by dates are being recalled.
Listeria contamination was discovered in a whole, uncut wheel of cheese during routine sampling by the FDA. The products have been removed from Whole Foods and stores have put up a sign to warn consumers.
Symptoms of Listeria infection may not appear for several weeks after eating contaminated food. Because the infection can rapidly becoming invasive, the FDA recommends seeking emergency medical attention if symptoms appear:
“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.”
Infection with Listeria is 50-160 times more likely when eating cheese made from unpasteurized milk rather than pasteurized, according to warnings from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Cross-contamination can also occur when pasteurized cheese is made in unsanitary conditions.
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