Whole Foods Market stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey voluntarily recall Dorset cheese because of a potential contamination of listeria monocytogenes the company announced through US Food and Drug Administration.
" Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems," the announcement from Whole Foods said.
"Although healthy individuals may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth and fetal infection in pregnant women," according to the recall.
The action came in response to a recall from Bardwell Farm, the cheese maker. The affected product was cut and wrapped in plastic with a scale labeled Whole Foods Market, identifiable with PLU code 97776 with sale dates to 30/30/201
No illnesses have been reported so far, according to Whole Foods.
Customers who purchased this cheese at Whole Foods Market may include a valid receipt in the stores for reimbursement. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday, or from 9pm to 7pm Saturday and Sunday.