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Brie, camembert cheese brands recalled due to Listeria

Black Bear is one of the brands recalled.

Old Europe Cheese has issued a voluntary recall of its brie and camembert cheeses as they could potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The brie and camembert cheeses were sold under a wide range of brand names, including Black Bear, Block & Barrel, Charmant, Cobblestone, Culinary Tour, Fredericks, Fresh Thyme, Glenview Farms, Good & Gather, Heinen's, Joan of Arc, La Bonne Vie, Lidl Preferred Selection, Life in Provence, Matrie'd, Market 32, Metropolitan, Prestige, Primo Taglio, Red Apple Cheese, Reny Picot, St. Randeaux, Taste of Inspiration, St. Rocco, and Trader Joe.

A full list of all of the recalled products and their UPCs is available on the FDA website.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are investigating a

A Listeria outbreak sickened six people in six states, with five being hospitalized and four reporting they had eaten either brie or camembert cheese before the onset of symptoms.

The manufacturing facilities of Old Europe Cheese in Michigan were consequently inspected by the FDA and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Samples taken from the location revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes, and an FDA analysis revealed that the strain of Listeria collected on-site matched the strain linked to the illnesses reported during this outbreak.

All brie and camembert items with "best by" dates up until 12/14/2022 are among the Old Europe cheeses that are subject to voluntary recall. Cheeses that might have been impacted were offered for sale between August 1 and September 28.

Every consumer who owns one of the recalled products is urged to dispose of it right away and not to use it. Additionally, the FDA advises washing with "particular attention."

The FDA also points out that some shops may have sold consumers smaller containers of bulk brie and camembert that had been repackaged.

It warned those that have brie or camembert cheese in the refrigerator and do not know the original brand name or origin to discard it and sanitize any surfaces it may have touched.

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