Old Europe Cheese recalls Brie and Camembert due to listeria concerns

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Old Europe Cheese, Inc. has recalled its Brie and Camembert products due to possible listeria contamination.

These products are good for up to 12/14/2022. They were distributed between August 1, 2022, and September 28, 2022.

These cheeses can be found in supermarkets across the country and Mexico, including Albertsons, Safeway Meijer, and Harding’s. Shaw’s. Price Chopper. Market Basket. Raley’s. Stop & Shop. Fresh Thyme. Lil. Sprouts. Athenian Foods. Whole Foods.

A sample taken at one of the company facilities was positive and triggered the recall.

According to FDA, the same listeria strain was linked to six different illnesses between 2017-2022. However, there have been no illnesses directly related to the recall.

The FDA stated on its website that “The Company decided to voluntarily initiate a

product recall based upon these results and with an eye on their consumers’ safety.” Old Europe Cheese has taken active steps to eliminate the contamination.

Here is a list of affected products.

Customers who purchased the product are asked to throw it out. Old Europe Cheese can be reached at (269)-925-5003, extension 335.

The products have been stopped from being produced.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Listeriosis can be considered a serious infection.

The CDC stated that people with weakened immune systems, elderly individuals, and pregnant women and their infants are at the greatest risk of serious infections. According to the CDC, approximately 1,600 people are infected with listeriosis each year and 260 of them die.

The recall notice stated that healthy consumers could still experience symptoms like high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, and abdominal pain.

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