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1 Dead, Many Sickened From Infection By Cheese Sold At Whole Foods

NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM /AP) - After an outbreak of a bacterial infection resulted in the death of one, and many others sickened, Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese. The cheese was sold in 30 states and Washington DC, and according to Whole Foods, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria can lead to severe illness for women who are pregnant or people who have weakened immune systems. Listeriosis symptoms include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Symptoms often begin 3 weeks after infection, but can take anywhere from 3 to 70 days. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness; however, infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth, premature delivery, or infection of the newborn.

Illinois public health officials say one person became ill in May after eating contaminated cheese. In Minnesota, officials say an elderly person died and another resident was hospitalized after both came down with cheese related illnesses. 

Crave Brothers announced a voluntary recall of Les Freres, Petit Frere, and Petit Frere with Truffles cheese made on July 1 or earlier. 


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