Listeria Outbreak Caused By Contaminated Cheese
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 12, 2017,
Mar 12, 2017, 22:55
A cheesemaker based in NY has recalled all of its soft, raw milk cheeses in response to a listeria outbreak that has led to six hospitalizations and two deaths nationwide.
The FDA is still investigating a listeria outbreak linked to cheese. These raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and California.
Two deaths and six hospitalizations have been reported since September 1 in Connecticut, Florida, New York and Vermont. Pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and the immunocompromised are much more likely to become seriously ill when exposed to Listeria.
If you or a family member has been sickened with Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning after eating raw milk Vulto cheeses, call our experienced attorneys for help to protect your legal rights. Restaurants and retailers have also been warned against serving or selling these products.
Listeria monocytogenes cause symptoms that may include fever, muscle aches, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These symptoms normally appear a few days after people consumed a contaminated product.
Pregnant women, on the other hand, might go into premature labor, have a miscarriage or stillbirth. "CDC and state and local public health partners are continuing laboratory surveillance through PulseNet to identify additional ill people and to interview them".
The agencies have been investigating this outbreak since January 31, 2017.
Anyone who experiences symptoms should seek medical care. Recently, listeria outbreaks have been caused by dairy products.
Following the outbreak of listeria, it has been reported that two people have died and four more have fallen ill in several eastern USA states.
Throughout February, nine other cheese companies recalled products sourced from Deutsch Kase Hause.
The investigation of the Vulto Creamery listeria outbreak is still ongoing.
Testing results from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets identified Ouleout product contamination.
People who have purchased any of the raw milk cheese produced by Vulto should not consume them. The company suspended production until the end of the investigation.