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Whole Foods Recalls Listeria Tainted Cheese

— October 13, 2015

Whole Foods Market has voluntarily recalled its Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese due to potential Listeria contamination. Listeria may serious and sometimes fatal infections in the elderly and frail, young children and those with compromised immune systems, such as chemotherapy patients and those with HIV.

Whole Foods Market issued a voluntary recall of all Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The organism can cause serious and potentially deadly infections in young children, frail or elderly people and those with compromised immune systems, such as chemotherapy patients and those with HIV. In an effort to prevent harm to customers, Whole Foods recalls Listeria tainted cheese.

The recalled cheese is easy to identify. It is cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and labeled with a Whole Foods Market scale label. The PLU on the label begins with 029536. The recall covers all sell by dates and all stores nationwide.


The grocery retailer made the decision to recall the Roquefort after a routine sample test by the FDA found the organism in a whole, uncut wheel of cheese.

If you are a healthy individual, you may only have short-term symptoms including severe headache, high fever, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. However, Listeria infections can result in miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as other serious conditions, in pregnant women and those who are immuno-compromised.

If you have any of the above symptoms, seek immediate medical attention!

To date, there have been no reported infections or illnesses. Whole Foods has posted signs on its shelves about the recall and all affected product has since been removed.

If you have purchased any of the Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese, bring your receipt to your local Whole Foods Market for a full refund. If you have questions about this recall, please contact your local store or call 512-477-5566, extension 20060 between 9AM and 5PM EST.


Whole Foods Market Voluntarily Recalls All Cut, Wrapped And Weighed Papillon Organic Roquefort Cheeses Because Of Possible Health Risk

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