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Whole Foods recalls dangerous product due to listeria outbreak

Colorado customers of Whole Foods need to be aware of a recent recall involving a product sold in those stores. A cheese called Crave Brothers Les Freres has been determined to be a dangerous product. There are people who have become ill after consuming the product, and one person has even died after consuming the cheese.

Whole Foods has posted signs in it stores warning customers of the danger from the cheese. The retail chain is hoping to reach anyone who may have purchased the contaminated product prior to July 1. The cheese has been found to cause an illness called Listeria. Pregnant women and those with an immune system that is weak are most at risk for the illness. Listeria can still wreak havoc on healthy adults by causing headaches that can be severe, nausea, stiffness, high fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

The cheese is manufactured by a company called Crave Brothers is that is based in Wisconsin. The company has voluntarily recalled not only its Les Freres brand cheese, but also its Petit Frere with Truffles and Petit Frere. Whole Foods is urging customers that purchased the cheese prior to July 1 to dispose of it immediately. Customers can bring their receipts back into the store where it was purchased to receive a refund.

It is not yet known how many people have become ill from consuming the cheese, but it is possible that some of those people are here in Colorado. Anyone that may have contracted Listeria recently may have done so by consuming this dangerous product. Product liability claims can be filed in order to recover medical costs, lost wages and any other damages associated with the illness, and even funeral costs in the case of a death should the contaminated cheese be responsible for the illness.

Source: Huffington Post, "Whole Foods Cheese Recall: Crave Brothers Les Freres Product Recalled Over Listeria Outbreak Fears," July 5, 2013

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