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Whole Foods Market Recalls Cheese from Two Stores in Kentucky and Tennessee Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 5, 2012 – Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling “Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese KY BL” sold in its Louisville, KY store and “Blue Kentucky Rose Kenny’s” cheese sold in its Nashville, TN store. These cheeses are being recalled because they have 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.
The recalled Kentucky Bleu cheese sold in the Louisville, KY, Whole Foods Market store, was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap. It was sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label reading “Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese KY BL,” with a PLU of 209578 and includes all “sell by” dates, which are noted on the scale label.
The recalled Blue Kentucky Rose cheese sold in the Nashville, TN, Whole Foods Market store was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap. It was sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label reading “Blue Kentucky Rose Kenny’s” with a PLU of 71113 and includes all “sell by” dates, which are noted on the scale label.
To date, no illnesses have been reported. This recall is in response to a recall by Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese of Austin, Kentucky.
Signage is posted in both Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall. Customers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market should discard it, and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 512-542-0060 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.