March 11, 2017: Potential For Additional Listeria Contaminated Raw Milk Cheese Products Prompts Expanded Vulto Creamery Recall

On March 11, 2017, Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, expanded its product recall to include four more potentially Listeria contaminated raw milk cheese types. The expanded recall includes all lots of Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden, and Walton Umber. To date, Vulto Creamery has recalled the following eight cheeses: Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden, Heinennellie, Miranda, Ouleout, Walton Umber, and Willowemoc for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Persons not belonging to one of these high risk demographic groups can also experience a severe case of listeriosis.

Listeria Contaminated Raw Milk Cheese Recall Product Information

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Recalled Vulto Creamery Andes Cheese

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Recalled Vulto Creamery Hamden Cheese

The initial Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall was announced on March 7, 2017. The recalled raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most being sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States; California; Chicago, Illinois; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, DC.

Consumers should not consume the recalled Vulto Creamery cheeses. Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers should not distribute, sell, or serve the recalled Vulto Creamery soft, wash-rind raw milk cheeses.

Listeria Contaminated Raw Milk Cheese Outbreak Investigation

In its Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak report dated March 9, 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that six people were infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria by state as follows: Connecticut (1), Florida (1), New York (3), and Vermont (1). The CDC reported that all six patients, including one infant, required hospitalization as a result of their illness. Two of the outbreak victims, 1 in Vermont and 1 in Connecticut, suffered fatal Listeria infections.

The FDA and the New York Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services, have identified the outbreak strain of Listeria in cheese samples taken from three intact wheels of Vulto Creamery Ouleout cheese, confirming Ouleout product contamination. In addition, leftover cheese, collected by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, from the deceased person’s home in Connecticut tested positive for the outbreak strain of Listeria. The family identified the product as Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery.

Vulto Creamery Listeria Lawsuit Help

Please see Food Poisoning Lawyers NY and NJ to learn more about Attorney Eric H. Weinberg and The Weinberg Law Firm. If you or a loved one has been injured in the current Listeria food poisoning outbreak linked to the Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall, and you would like more information regarding your legal rights, please call our firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

The following articles are related to the Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak:

March 7, 2017: Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall
March 8, 2017: Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall
March 9, 2017: Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak

March 9, 2017: CDC Reports 6 Illnesses Linked To Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak

Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak Report – According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), epidemiologic and laboratory evidence has linked recalled soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, to a multistate Listeria outbreak. Six illnesses, including 2 fatalities, have been reported across four states since September 1, 2016. Vulto Creamery recalled all lots of its Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses on March 7, 2017.

Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak Information

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Packaging For Recalled Vulto Ouleout Cheese

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Recalled Vulto Ouleout Cheese

Six confirmed Vulto Creamery Listeria outbreak illnesses have been reported by state as follows: Connecticut (1), Florida (1), New York (3), and Vermont (1).

According to the CDC all six patients, including one infant, required hospitalization. Two of the outbreak victims, 1 in Connecticut and 1 in Vermont, suffered fatal infections.

Public health officials reported the following outbreak investigation findings:

  • Six (100%) of six outbreak victims reported eating a soft cheese in the month prior to their illness. The Florida resident reported traveling to and eating soft cheese in New York State before their illness began. Soft cheese made by Vulto Creamery was sold at stores where at least five of the outbreak victims purchased cheese before becoming ill with Listeria.
  • Leftover cheese, collected by Connecticut state public health officials, from the deceased person’s home in Connecticut tested positive for the outbreak strain of Listeria. The family identified the product as Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery.
  • The New York Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services and the FDA identified the outbreak strain of Listeria in cheese samples taken from three intact wheels of Vulto Creamery Ouleout cheese.

The CDC and state and local public health officials will continue to work in partnership to identify additional outbreak victims. The CDC reports that the investigation is ongoing.

Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak Product Recall Information

On March 7, 2017, Vulto Creamery recalled all lots of its Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses. According to the Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall announcement, the soft raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most being sold at retail locations in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago, Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C.

On March 8, 2017, Whole Foods Market recalled these soft cheeses from nine of its stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New York, because the cheeses have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.

About Listeria

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause a serious and life-threatening foodborne infection known as listeriosis. Listeriosis affects primarily young children, frail or older adults, individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Persons not belonging to one of these high risk demographic groups can also experience a severe case of listeriosis.

Listeria Lawsuit Help

Since 1984, Attorney Eric H. Weinberg has assisted personal injury victims, including those sickened in Listeria food poisoning outbreaks. Please see Food Poisoning Lawyers NY and NJ to learn more about our legal services. If you or a loved one has been injured in the current Vulto Creamery Cheese Listeria Outbreak, and you would like more information concerning your legal rights, please call The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

The following articles are related to the Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak:

March 7, 2017: Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall
March 8, 2017: Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall
March 11, 2017: Expanded Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall

March 8, 2017: Listeria Health Concerns Prompt Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall

Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall Announcement – On March 8, 2017, Whole Foods Market recalled certain soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses from nine stores located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes.

The Whole Foods Market cheese recall was initiated after Vulto Creamery recalled its Heinennellie, Miranda, Ouloeout, and Willowemoc cheeses on March 7, 2017. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing detected the presence Listeria monocytogenes in the Vulto Creamery’s Ouleout lot # 617 product; and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets reported possible Listeria contamination of Ouleout lot #623.

Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall Product Information

The Whole Foods Market cheese recall includes Vulto Creamery Ouleout and Miranda soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses. The recalled cheeses were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels beginning with PLU codes 0200305 and 0200306 and “sell by” dates from 12/27/2016 to 03/28/2017.

The recalled Ouleout products were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores:
•350 Grasmere Avenue, Fairfield, CT
•115 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA

The recalled Miranda products were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores:
•170 Great Road, Bedford, MA
•575 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA
•647 Washington Street, Newton, MA
•2 Somerset Street, Portland, ME
•1425 Central Avenue, Albany, NY
•250 7th Ave, New York, NY
•270 Greenwich Street, New York, NY

Consumers should not consume the recalled cheeses. Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers should not distribute, sell, or serve the recalled cheeses.

About Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes or “Listeria” is a bacterium that can cause a serious and life-threatening foodborne infection known as listeriosis. Listeriosis affects primarily young children, frail or older adults, individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Persons not belonging to one of these high risk demographic groups can also experience a severe case of listeriosis.

Listeria Lawsuit Help

Please see Food Poisoning Lawyers NY and NJ to learn more about Attorney Eric H. Weinberg and The Weinberg Law Firm. If you or a loved one has been injured in the current Listeria food poisoning outbreak linked to the Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall, and you would like more information regarding your legal rights, please call our firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

The following articles are related to the Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak:

March 7, 2017: Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall
March 9, 2017: Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak
March 11, 2017: Expanded Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall

March 7, 2017: Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall For All Soft, Wash-Rind Raw Milk Cheeses Due To Listeria Health Risk

Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall Announcement – Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, has issued a recall for all lots of its Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses after U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing detected the presence Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in the company’s Ouleout lot # 617 product. In addition to the FDA’s positive results, the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets reported that its testing yielded possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of Ouleout lot #623.

Listeria is a bacterium that can cause a serious and life-threatening foodborne infection known as listeriosis. Listeriosis affects primarily young children, frail or older adults, individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Persons not belonging to one of these high risk demographic groups can also experience a severe case of listeriosis.

Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall Product Information

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Recalled Vulto Ouleout Cheese

Image of recalled Vulto Miranda Cheese packaging

Recalled Vulto Miranda Cheese


The recalled Vulto Creamery soft raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most of the product sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago, Portland, and Washington, DC.

Consumers should not consume the recalled Vulto Creamery cheeses. Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers should not distribute, sell, or serve the recalled Vulto Creamery soft, wash-rind raw milk cheeses.

Listeria Food Poisoning Lawsuit Help

Please see Food Poisoning Lawyers NY and NJ to learn more about Attorney Eric H. Weinberg. If you or a loved one has been injured in the current Listeria outbreak linked to the Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall, and you would like more information concerning your legal rights, please call our firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

The company press release can be found on the FDA Recall Website.

The following articles are related to the Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak:

March 8, 2017: Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall
March 9, 2017: Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak
March 11, 2017: Expanded Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall

November 2, 2016: Due to Listeria Risk, Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream Subject to Recall

AC Creamery Inc. issued a recall of all 16 ounce packages of “Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream” due to the risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found this health risk when samples taken from the contract manufacturer’s, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC, facility tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

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What is Listeria?

Listeria infection, or listeriosis, is a serious and sometimes fatal foodborne illness caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are about 880 confirmed cases of listeriosis in the U.S. each year.

Listeriosis affects primarily pregnant women (and sometimes their developing fetuses), newborns, older adults, and adults with weakened immune systems.

What are the symptoms of Listeriosis?

Initial symptoms may include fever, chills, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include headache, weakness, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. Because presentation of the infection can be affected by the type of infection or the patient’s risk group, it is important to direct your questions and concerns to your health care professional.

Obtain a Free Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation

If you have been diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting confirmation of infection, or are looking for Listeria Lawsuit Help, you can request a free personal injury lawsuit case evaluation by calling The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274.

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Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream Recall Details

The Recall Press Release issued the following information:

    “The recalled “Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and events such as: Florida Food & Lodging Show, Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture and California State University Pilipino American Student Association (CSUF PASA) Friendship Games.

    The product comes in a 16 ounce, paper cup marked with an expiration date of Mar 06, 2018 stamped on the bottom.”

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