February 16, 2016: Whole Foods Recalls Pecorino Cheese In Walnut Leaves Due To Potential Health Risk

Whole Foods Recalls Pecorino Cheese – On February 16, 2016, Whole Foods Market of Austin, Texas, announced a recall for Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves sold in one Florida and one New York, NY store, because the product may be to be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes.

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Whole Foods Pecorino Cheese Recall Information

The following products were subject to the recall:

  • Bowery, NYC Store – The recalled cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels beginning with PLU code 294239 and “sell by” dates of 3/3/16 through 3/8/16.
  • West Palm Beach, Florida Store – The recalled cheese was sold with scale labels beginning with PLU code 290107 and “sell by” dates of 2/29/16 through 3/8/16.

Consumers should not eat the recalled cheese.

The recall was issued after samples of the product tested positive for Listeria during a routine inspection conducted by the cheese supplier. According a company press release, the recalled cheese was pulled from store shelves and destroyed on Monday, February 8, 2016.

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About Listeria And Listeria Infection

Listeriosis, is a potentially life-threatening infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected.

The illness can develop for up to two months after an individual consumes a Listeria contaminated food. Initial Listeria 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. Pregnant women may experience only mild flu-like symptoms. Because presentation and outcome of the infection can be affected by the type of infection (non-invasive vs. invasive) or the patient’s risk group, it is important to direct your questions and concerns to your healthcare professional promptly.

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