Consider Bardwell Farm has issued a voluntary recall for three of their products, one of which is sold in Whole Foods Market stores across seven states.

Lauren Wicks
October 01, 2019

Whole Foods Market has issued a recall in response to one of their cheese suppliers, Consider Bardwell Farm, recalling three of their cheese products yesterday for potential Listeria monocytogenesis contamination. Whole Foods stocks one of the Vermont-based farm's recalled products—Dorset cheese—which is sold in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

The affected product was cut and wrapped in plastic with a Whole Foods Market scale label, identifiable by PLU code 97776 with sell-by dates through 10/30/2019.

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Consuming food or beverages contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesis can cause a serious infection, Listeriosis, where one may experience fever, severe headache, muscle or joint stiffness, nausea, stomach pain and diarrhea. Pregnant women, older adults and those with weakened immunity are most at risk for Listeriosis and can experience more severe symptoms. No related illnesses have been reported to date, but you may want to contact your doctor if you believe you have consumed this product.

Customers who purchased this product at Whole Foods Market will receive a full refund with a valid receipt, and those with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.

Related: The Ultimate Guide to Prevent Food Poisoning

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