Whole Foods Market just announce that it is recalling cheese sold in California, Nevada, Washington State, and Washington, D.C. that came from its supplier Sally Jackson Cheese of Oroville, Washington because of possible <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just 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 â€œSally Jacksonâ€ 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 O157:H7 bacteria.
E. coli 0157:H7 causes diarrhea illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure. Young children and the elderly are most susceptible to serious complications and even death. Consumers should seek immediate medical care if they develop these symptoms.
All of the following Sally Jackson cheese products are included in this recall:
â€¢ Cowâ€™s milk cheese
â€¢ Goatâ€™s milk cheese
â€¢ Sheepâ€™s milk cheese
â€¢ Cowâ€™s milk cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves
â€¢ Sheepâ€™s milk cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves
â€¢ Goatâ€™s milk cheese wrapped in grape leaves
Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.
Customers who have purchased any of the listed products from Whole Foods Market may return them to the store for a full refund. Whole Foods Market can be reached at 512.542.0878 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.
An earlier version of this release incorrectly stated that the recalled cheeses were potentially contaminated with Listeria. Listeria is not associated with this recall and should not have been included.
Yesterday, we wrote that the FDA had completed its inspection of the Sally Jackson facility and issued a Form 483, Inspectional Observations, which is not a final agency determination regarding compliance. FDA collaborated with an investigation being conducted by the WSDA, which identified conditions that create a significant risk of contamination including problems related to the sanitation of the facility, its employees, equipment, and utensils, as well as problems with facility construction and maintenance.