Eight different cheese products sold in nine U.S. states by Paris Brothers, Inc. were recalled for having “the potential to be contaminated” with the bacteria that causes listeria, with the advice of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The bacteria was found during the agency’s routine sampling. The cheddar, brie and pepper jack cheeses were produced May 4, 5 and 6 with the lot codes of 05042022, 05052022, or 05062022. They were sent for distribution in grocery stores, including Price Chopper and Super Saver, in Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota. The complete list of recalled products is here: Cottonwood River Cheddar. D’amir Brie Double Crème French Brie, Milton Prairie Breeze White Cheddar Style, Milton Tomato Garlic Cheddar, Paris Brothers Mild Cheddar, Paris Brothers Colby Jack,Paris Brothers Pepper Jack and Cervasi Pecorino Romano. Consumers who purchased the affected products can return the cheese to the stores for a refund.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an estimated 1,600 people get listeria each year, and about 260 die. Pregnant women and their newborn babies have a 10 times higher risk of getting an infection from listeria. Healthy individuals can experience a severe headache, high fever, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. No one has reported any illness related to consuming these products as of Wednesday.