Vulto Creamery, Walton, New York, is out of an abundance of caution expanded the recall to include all lots for four additional cheeses which include, by name the following: Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber.
Four of the other stores are in New York City - three in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn. No recalled cheese should be destroyed until Vulto Creamery has been notified and agrees. None of the cheeses now linked to the outbreak were sold at Whole Foods, and the grocery chain hasn't received any reports of illness from customers who purchased the raw cheese from its stores.
The recalled cheeses were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels beginning with PLU codes 0200307, 0201357 or 0206308 and "sell by" dates from January 2, to April 2, 2017.
On March 13, Vulto Creamery expanded a recall for raw milk cheese to include four more products that may contain Listeria monocytogenes, a unsafe food poisoning bacteria.
Testing results have identified Ouleout product contamination, similar to the strain isolated from a cluster outbreak of Listeriosis responsible for six illnesses and two confirmed deaths.
Raw milk cheeses are unpasteurized, meaning that they do not go through a sterilization process meant to kill bacteria. If you purchased these cheeses from these stores, do not eat them.
Then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution, since Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures.
Raw milk cheeses which might contain Listeria monocytogenes blamed in the death of two people have been pulled from nine Whole Foods stores in the northeast. Others 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.