MORRISTOWN, NJ - Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Dorset Cheese due to the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, announced the company.
The affected product has a Whole Foods Market scale label with PLUcode 97776 and a Sell-By-Date through October 30, 2019.
Although no illnesses have been reported, Listeria monocytogenesis can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems, said company officials. 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, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women, they stated in a press release.
The affected product was sold in Whole Food stores in New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut. Customers who purchased this product at Whole Foods Market can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund.
Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.