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Bravo Farms announces cheese recall, some products sold under Whole Foods Market label in 5 Western states
Libba Letton, Whole Foods Market media contact
Whole Foods Market
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - AUSTIN, TX (November 24, 2010) - Whole Foods Market announces that one of its suppliers, Bravo Farms of Traver, California, has issued a voluntary recall due to evidence of Listeria and E. coli contamination at their plant. Bravo’s products at Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington are part of this recall since they were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with a “Distributed by Whole Foods Market” sticker.
All of the following products are included in this recall:
- Sage Cheddar
- Silver Mountain Cheddar
- Chipotle Cheddar
- Premium Block Cheddar
- Premium White Chunk Cheddar
- Chipotle Chunk Cheddar
- White Black Wax Cheddar
Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased any of the listed products from Whole Foods Market may return them to the store for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Whole Foods Market at 512-542-0878.
E. coli O157: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. Listeria can cause listeriosis among at risk people, including pregnant women, newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, and sometimes nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache and stiff neck can occur. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu like illness; however, infections during pregnancy can lead to more serious problems for the fetus. Consumers should seek immediate medical care if they develop these symptoms.