·  Legal News, Analysis, & Commentary


Whole Foods Recalls Dorset Cheese in 7 States Amid Listeria Concerns

— October 2, 2019

Whole Foods recently recalled Dorset cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria.

Earlier this week a recall was issued by Whole Foods over concerns that certain packages of Dorset cheese may be contaminated with Listeria. According to the recall notice, the affected cheese was sold at Whole Foods stores throughout seven states, including New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island.

Cheese plate
Cheese plate; image courtesy of analogicus via Pixabay,

The recall was issued shortly after certain cheese products, including Dorset cheese, were recalled from Consider Bardwell Farm. The recall notice, which was posted Monday, stated:

 “The affected product was cut and wrapped in plastic with a Whole Foods Market scale label, identifiable by PLU code 97776 with sell-by dates through 10/30/2019.”

Fortunately, there have been no reports of consumers falling ill from consuming the cheese. However, Listeria can cause serious health issues. For starters, symptoms of the infection may include fever, diarrhea, body aches, and more, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For now, consumers who purchased the recalled cheese can return it with a receipt to a Whole Foods store for a refund. If you have additional questions, contact the company at 1-844-936-8255.


Whole Foods stores in 7 states recall cheese over listeria fears

Whole Foods recalls cheese in NY, NJ, and CT stores over listeria concerns

Join the conversation!