Whole Foods Recalls Cheese Due To Health Risk

Whole Foods Market has announced a recall of Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese due to a possibility that it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The organism that may be in the cheese can cause individuals that consume it serious and even fatal reactions. Some of the possible side effects from the recalled Whole Foods cheese include:

  • Fatal infections in young children or the elderly
  • High fever
  • Severe headache
  • Stiffness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

A listeria infection may also cause pregnant women to suffer from miscarriage and stillbirths.

There has been one illness and one death reported so far. Once the company that produces the cheese, Crave Brothers, heard of the contamination, they immediately stopped the production and distribution of the product.

Cheese That Is Affected:

The Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese that is affected is cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap. The cheese is sold with a Whole Foods label on it.

In Ohio, the cheese is labeled as Crave Brothers Les Freres with a PLU code of 294473.

Whole Foods urges consumers to return the cheese for a full refund.

If you or a loved one consumed the recalled Whole Foods cheese and have suffered health problems, as a result, call our Ohio products liability claims lawyers.  Our law office has dealt with recalled food product claims and can help you to obtain the damages deserved for pain and suffering.


Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC