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Cheeses sold in Whole Foods Markets recalled due to possible listeria contamination

Whole Foods stores in the Northeast and North Atlantic have recalled Dorset cheese due to concerns of listeria contamination. As of the time this story was posted, no illnesses have been reported.

Listeria monocytogenesis isn’t necessarily of grave concerns for healthy adults, but it can be a cause for alarm for children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Listeria often causes headaches, nausea, and abdominal pain. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it can also cause “miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.”

The recalled cheese was sold in Whole Foods Markets located in: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. The PLU code for the cheese is 97776, and had a Sell By date of 10/30/2019. If you’ve purchased the recalled cheese, it can be returned to the store with your receipt for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions should 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.

To read the full recall from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, click here: