Soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery in NY has been identified as the likely source of a listeria outbreak that killed two people and sent four more-including a newborn-to the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Veronica Friedman is the widow of 73-year-old Richard Friedman, of Putney.
The expanded recall includes all lots of Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber.
Six people across four states have been diagnosed with listeria, two of whom have died, with all victims claiming they ate raw cheese in the month before their illness began. Due to the risk, Vulto recalled several of its wash-rind raw milk cheeses Tuesday, according to an FDA announcement. She's seeking monetary damages and a jury trial. If you purchased these cheeses from these stores, do not eat them. Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers with any Vulto Creamery cheeses on hand should immediately remove these products from common storage coolers and quarantine these cheeses in a secured area of a cooler. "Then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution".
"Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems".
Listeria symptoms, such as high fever, stiffness, and nausea, typically appear a few days to a few weeks after eating the contaminated item.