FDA Recall: Whole Foods Market recalls cheese over E. coli threat

12/22/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Whole Foods Market have recalled cheese sold in California, Nevada, Washington State and Washington, D.C., which was supplied by Sally Jackson Cheese. The cheese was recalled over Escherichia coli O157:H7 contamination threats.

The FDA reported, “The recalled cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label; some scale labels also list “Sally Jackson” as part of the description. Sally Jackson Cheese recalled its cheese products, including cow, goat, and sheep, because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli 0157:H7 bacteria.”

The Sally Jackson cheese products involved in the recall include:

• Cow’s milk cheese

• Goat’s milk cheese

• Sheep’s milk cheese

• Cow’s milk cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves

• Sheep’s milk cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves

• Goat’s milk cheese wrapped in grape leaves

Signs were posted in Whole Food Market stores to alert customers of the recall.

E. coli 0157:H7 infections can cause diarrhea illness, which is usually accompanied with bloody stools. Seek immediate medical care if you believe you may have become infected.

Consumers who have purchased the cheese can return the product to any Whole Foods Market for a full refund.

Anyone with questions concerning the recall can contact Whole Foods Market at 512-542-0878 weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm central standard time.

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