Most recently, a nationwide recall was issued by another cheese company: ‘Vulto Creamery’. This recall has become more serious.
The cheese recalls have been linked to containing listeria, which is a very harmful bacteria that can lead to serious illness or even become fatal. Pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and those with a weak immune system are at higher risk.
On Thursday, it was confirmed that six victims were hospitalized and two died in the United States from eating ‘Vulto Creamery’ cheeses. This brand of cheese is sold in selected Whole Foods stores throughout the nation.
The youngest victim was a newborn and the oldest was 89 years.
“Public health officials are concerned that contaminated cheese may be in consumers’ homes and are urging people to check for the recalled cheese. Anyone who has eaten the recalled cheese and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical attention.”
Please be aware that listeria symptoms can take up to 70 days to develop, so look out for the following over a lengthened period of time:
To see a full list of recalled cheeses and other dairy products, click here.
Since multiple cheese companies are being affected by recalls, investigations are taking place to determine where the outbreak started.
Please be cautious. Share with friends and family to prevent any additional illnesses and injuries from occurring.