I don’t know about you, but it seems like there’s some sort of food recall every other day. Unfortunately, the latest one hits very close to home.
Darien Daily Voice is urging cheese lovers to check their fridge. Especially if they shop at Whole Foods. Vulto Creamery issued a recall for their Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennelli, or Willowemoc cheese due to a possible listeria outbreak. The recall affects all those cheeses sold after the 3rd.
Six people have become ill due to the contaminated cheese. Two of which have died. Sadly, one of the victims lived in Connecticut.
So, if you picked up any of those aforementioned raw cheese products, it’s best you dispose of it. It might even be a good idea to put on the rubber gloves and sanitize the area you stored it.
If it sounds like an overreaction, I know. But, here’s what DDV wrote:
Display cases or refrigerators where potentially contaminated product was stored should be washed and sanitized, as well as any cutting boards or cheese knives used to cut, serve, or store the product.
You should also wash your hands after touching the product. Even if you had gloves on. You really don’t want to gamble against listeria.
So, if you know someone who is into raw cheese or shops at Whole Foods, it might be a good idea to give them a heads up.
Here’s the official notice from the CDC about the latest listeria outbreak.