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Trois Comtois Recalls Trois Comtois Morbier Cheese for Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 29, 2013 - Trois Comtois of Poligny, France is recalling all Trois Comtois brand Morbier cheese lot #949038 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, 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 and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Product was distributed in MD, VA, OH, Washington DC, IL, IN, LA, MI, MN, MO, NE, OK, TX, WI, CA, OR, WA, AZ, UT, HI between June 1st and July 24th, 2013. Products were sold to supermarkets and gourmet stores.
The cheese in question is Trois Comtois brand Morbier, lot#949038 (on the wheel), it comes as a 11lb wheel and is usually cut and wrapped. It has a vegetable ash line in the middle of the cheese.
No illness have been reported to date.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the FDA which revealed the finished products contained the bacteria. Trois Comtois has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and Trois Comtois continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Each and every distributor and retailer are being contacted in an effort to recall any and all remaining product in the marketplace.
If you believe that you have purchased any of this cheese please contact your distributor or retailer for a full refund. If you have any questions please call Trois Comtois Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm (EST) at +1 201 448 8787 and mention recall.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.