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Brie recalled over Listeria concerns


Swiss American Inc. is recalling brie cheeses because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The products were distributed to wholesale accounts in Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina and New York.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the recall was initiated on Sept. 30 and is ongoing. there is concern that consumers may still have the cheese n their homes because of its long shelf life, which extends to Dec. 14.

Recalled product:

Product Details

# Product Description Recall Number Classification Code Information Product Quantity
1 Saint Louis Domestic Brie Wedge, 7oz, saran wrapped, UPC: 041563 263709;

Saint Louis Domestic Cut Brie Wedge, variable weight-6lb RD WT, saran wrapped, UPC: 041563 370018;

Saint Louis Brie, variable weight, saran wrapped, UPC: 21107100000;

Saint Louis CW Brie Wheel, 1/3 KG RD WT, saran wrapped, UPC: 00021171800000;

Saint Louis Brie Pre Cut Wedges, 16 oz, UPC: 00021565000000, saran wrapped; TASTE OF INSPIRATION Double Creme Brie, variable weight, wedge, saran wrapped;

TASTE OF INSPIRATION Double Creme Brie, 8 oz, wedge, UPC 72543999972, saran wrapped

F-0118-2023 Class I All best by dates through 12/14/2022 2701 cases

These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any implicated products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop. 

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses. 

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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