Whole Foods Recalls French Cheese Due To Listeria Risk

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Whole Foods Recalls French Cheese Due To Listeria Risk

On July 31, Austin, Texas based supermarket chain Whole Foods recalled French cheese due to the fact that it may be tainted with Listeria monocytogenes. The retailer issued a voluntary recall of cheese produced in Poligny, France, after Trois Comptois alerted distributors of a possible Listeria risk. The Trois Comtois Morbier cheese is sold at all of the Whole Foods locations in the Southwest, Midwest, Southern Pacific, Mid Atlantic, and Northern California regions. The cheese was shipped to Whole Foods in 11 lb. wheels; the retailer then cut the cheese into smaller sections of various weights, wrapping it for individual sale. The cheese involved in this recall can be identified by the PLU numbers listed below. These numbers are located on product labels. Additionally, the cheese was sold under different names according to region, which can be found below. PLU 293358, Morbier Raw Milk, sold in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas PLU 293608, Morbier AOC Le Trois, sold in Ohio, Virginia, and Washington D.C. PLU 293358, Morbier Raw Milk French Cheese, sold in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin PLU 293358, Morbier Raw Milk, sold in Arizona, Hawaii, and Southern California PLU 293608, Morbier Les Trois Comtois, sold in Nevada (Reno store) and Northern California Whole Foods did report at the time of the recall that no reports of illness had been received in connection with the cheese products. At Markem-Imaje, we understand the importance of timely recalls. As experts in industrial traceability, we provide coding and marking solutions for various industries around the world, helping manufacturers improve the efficiency and reduce costs associated with recalls, while protecting your brand against diversion.

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