Old Europe Cheese Recall – 09/30/22Posted on October 3rd, 2022
Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton Harbor, MI is issuing a voluntary recall of its Brie and Camembert cheeses because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Old Europe Cheese product sold at some Reasor’s locations affected by the recall:
Product Size UPC
LA BONNE VIE BRIE 14 OZ 820581678678
LA BONNE VIE BRIE PLAIN GOLD FOIL WRAP 7 OZ 820581678654
LA BONNE VIE BRIE TRIPLE CREME 8 OZ 820581678746
LA BONNE VIE **BRIE LA BONNE VIE 8 OZ 820581678531
LA BONNE VIE **CAMEMBERT LA BONNE VIE 8 OZ 820581678616
**For La Bonne Vie 8 oz Brie and Camembert ONLY the product with “-OE” at the end of this marking on the front of the package is affected.
Reasor’s customers that have purchased this product may return it for a full refund.
Consumers who have purchased the stated Brie and Camembert products are urged not to consume it and discard the product. FDA recommends in these cases that anyone who purchased or received any recalled products to use extra vigilance in cleaning and sanitizing any surfaces and containers that may have come in contact with these products to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Listeria can survive in refrigerated temperatures and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces.
Old Europe Cheese has set up a telephone line to answer any questions about this recall, The number is 269-925-5003 ext 335 and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am-12:30pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm ET.