Whole Foods Recalls Cheese Over Listeria Concerns
Whole Foods is recalling Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese because of possible contamination with listeria.
According to WHDH 7, “the recalled cheese was sold, cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels in various weights reading “Maytag Blue Raw Milk,” “Maytag Blue” or “Maytag Iowa Blue Cheese” and with PLU numbers beginning with 293308 and “sell-by” dates of 1/20/2016 through 3/21/16.” The product was sold in cheese cases throughout the nation at Whole Foods stores.
Maytag Dairy Farms suspended producing and distributing the product, while the company works with the Food and Drug Administration and the State of Iowa to determine the cause of the problem.
So far, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall.
Customers who have purchased this product are advised to throw it away and bring their receipt into the store for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may call 512-477-5566, extension 20060, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm EDT.
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez