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STE Fromagere Du Livradois Voluntarily Recalls Raclette Cheese and Montboissie Cheese for Possible Health Risk

 

Contact:
Consumer:
Marie-Line Borel
63980 Fournols
Ste Fromagere du Livradois
1 (201) 448 8787
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 7, 2014 - Ste Fromagere du Livradois of Fournols, France is recalling Haut Livradois brand Raclette and Montboissie cheeses lot#350 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The products were distributed nationwide in supermarkets and gourmet stores between March 10th, 2014 and May 6th, 2014.

The recalled products are Raclette du Haut Livradois and Montboissie du Haut Livradois, lot # 350. They both come as a 13lb wheel and are usually cut and wrapped. The Montboissie has a vegetable ash line in the middle of the cheese. The Raclette does not.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This voluntarily recall was initiated after the result of a routine sampling program by the FDA which revealed the presence of Salmonella in some products. The FDA and Ste Fromagere du Livradois are investigating the source of the problem to fix it.

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 these cheeses please contact your distributor or retailer for a full refund. If you have any questions please call Ste Fromagere du Livradois Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm (EST) at +1 (201) 448 8787 and mention recall.

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