Recall: Formagerie de la Brie l'Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese
On 2018-04-17, the FDA announced that World's Best Cheeses is conducting a recall on l'Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese due to possible contamination with listeria. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Formagerie de la Brie during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 39 food recalls due to potential contamination, including shell eggs, ready-to-eat salad products and more. Additionally, there have been 57 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 32 drug and medical device recalls.
Company Contact Information:
Name: World's Best Cheeses
Phone: 914 273-1400
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington
Product Description: l'Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese
Brand Name(s): Formagerie de la Brie
Reason for Recall: Listeria Contamination
Official Recall Date: 2018-04-17
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
World's Best Cheeses of Armonk, NY is recalling 22 cases of Formagerie de la Brie brand, l'Explorateur soft ripened cheese 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Read More.
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