News Releases

August 1, 2013

Whole Foods Market Recalls Trois Comtois Morbier Cheese

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Trois Comtois Morbier cheese in the Mid Atlantic, Southwest, Northern California, Southern Pacific and Midwest regions. This cheese is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The recalled Trois Comtois Morbier comes in wheels approximately 11 lbs. each, which are then cut and wrapped in varying weights and are labeled with a Whole Foods Market scale label.  Below is a list of how the cheese was labeled, including PLU code, according to the state in which it was sold. This recall includes all "best by" dates sold in Whole Foods Market stores in the states listed below.

State

Labeled as

PLU

Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas

Morbier Raw Milk

293358

Ohio, Virginia and Washington D.C.

Morbier AOC Le Trois

293608

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska andWisconsin

Morbier Raw Milk French Cheese

293358

Southern California, Hawaii and Arizona

Morbier Raw Milk

293358

Northern California and Nevada (Reno store only)

Morbier Les Trois Comtois

293608

 The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm363301.htm.

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