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Dorset Cheese Voluntarily Recalled by North Atlantic and Northeast Whole Foods Market Stores Due to Possible Health Risk

Last updated March 1, 2020

Approved by: Subramanian Malaisamy MD, MRCP (UK), FCCP (USA)

In response to a recall from Consider Bardwell Farm, Whole Foods Market stores in the Northeast and North Atlantic regions are voluntarily recalling Dorset cheese because of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.


Company Announcement Date: September 30, 2019

FDA Publish Date: September 30, 2019

Product Type: Food & Beverages

Reason for Announcement: Potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes

Company Name: Whole Foods Market

Brand Name: Whole Foods Market

Product Description: Dorset cheese

In response to a recall from Consider Bardwell Farm, Whole Foods Market stores in the Northeast and North Atlantic regions are voluntarily recalling Dorset cheese because of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenesis an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.

The affected product was sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. 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.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

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First uploaded: March 1, 2020
Last updated: March 1, 2020