Whole Foods Cheese Recall [US]


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US/Silver Spring: Logo - WHole FoodsWhole Foods Market recalls certain batch/lots of Grassfields Cheese LLC Organic Cheeses due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), a serious health hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/NIhw302Wwjt

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm514967.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Cheeses are subject to this recall:

  • All types and sizes of Organic Cheeses manufactured by Grassfields Cheese LLC between December 1, 2015 through June 1, 2016 including: Gouda, Onion ‘n Garlic, Country Dill, Leyden, Edam, Lamont Cheddar, Chili Cheese, Fait Fras, Polkton Corners and Crofters. The Cheeses were sold as wheels, half wheels and wedges of various sizes.

According to the FDA, the potential for contamination was identified during an ongoing investigation of seven (7) cases of human illnesses occurring between March and July 2016 caused by a same type of STEC. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (“MDARD”) Geagley Laboratory has confirmed the presence of STEC bacteria in a sample of Grassfields cheese collected by MDARD food and dairy inspectors.

==> For information about E. Coli Poisoning, please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure pets and small children can’t access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Cheeses, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Cheese to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Grassfields Cheese at 1-616-997-8251 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time or by e-mail at Grassfieldscheese@gmail.com.

Please note: other foods sold at Whole Foods Market Stores have been recalled. To see all recall notifications related to this chain, please search for “Whole Foods” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected E. coli contamination, please search for “E. coli” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Cheese, please search for “cheese” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Additional information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 7404-2016
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