Don’t make that charcuterie board yet; there’s a huge cheese recall involving almost 100 different products. Recalled cheeses sold at major grocery chains like Albertsons, Safeway, and Meijer are linked to sickness across six states.
On Sept. 30, 2022, Old Europe Cheese voluntarily recalled their Brie and Camembert cheese. There are LOTS on the cheese recall list, so you’ll want to check if you have any. Why is there a food recall? What are the recalled cheeses? How many people got sick? We’ll let you know:
Why is there a cheese recall?
Old Europe Cheese issued a voluntary recall of 93 different Brie and Camembert cheeses after they tested positive for Listeria.
Listeria is a food-borne bacterial illness and can be fatal in people with weak immune systems, like older people or babies.
Six people have reported getting sick, and five were hospitalized after eating the cheese in California, Texas, Michigan, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
Old Europe Cheese says they identified the source of Listeria contamination and stopped making the products until they’re confident they’re safe.
What are the recalled cheeses?
You’ll want to check this list if you bought any Brie or Camembert cheese from Albertsons, Safeway, Meijer, Harding’s, Shaw’s, Price Chopper, Market Basket, Raley’s, Save Mart, Giant Foods, Stop & Shop, Fresh Thyme, Lidl, Sprouts, Athenian Foods, or Whole Foods.
The cheese was distributed to stores from Aug. 1, 2022, through Sept. 28, 2022.
93 cheese products from Old Europe cheese were recalled with Best By dates Sept. 28, 2022, through Dec. 14, 2022.
The brands in the recall are:
- Black Bear
- Block and Barrel
- Culinary Tour
- Fresh Thyme
- Glenview Farms
- Good and Gather
- Joan of Arc
- La Bonne Vie
- Life in Provence
- Market 32
- Primo Taglio
- Reny Picot
- St Randeaux
- Taste of Inspiration
- Trader Joe’s
For a full list of products and their specific UPCs, check the FDA website.
What should you do if you have any recalled cheese?
Don’t eat the cheese if you have any. Take it back to the store for a full refund (even without a receipt). Contact your healthcare provider if you feel sick after eating any of the recalled cheeses. Then make a report to the FDA.