INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The FDA has issued a recall of a brand of cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with an organism that can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections.
According to a release from the FDA, the Trois Comtois of Poligny, France is recalling all Trois Comtois brand Morbier cheese because it could potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The cheese in question was distributed to a number of states, including Indiana, between June 1 and June 24. The cheese, lot #949038, is on a wheel and was sold to supermarkets and gourmet stores.
The cheese comes as an 11-pound wheel, is usually cut up, and wrapped. It has a vegetable ash line in the middle of the cheese.
Production and distribution of this cheese has ceased while the company investigates. No illnesses have been reported to date, according to the FDA. The bacteria was found in the finished product during a routine sampling program by the FDA.
Short-term symptoms can be high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. According to the release, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
If you believe that you have purchased any of this cheese you are asked to contact your distributor or retailer for a full refund. If you have any questions please call Trois Comtois Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) at +1 201 448 8787 and mention the recall.
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