Michigan-based Old Europe Cheese has recalled its brie and Camembert cheeses in the U.S. and Mexico due to a listeria outbreak, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
According to the FDA, the listeria outbreak led to six people getting infected with the harmful bacteria between 2017 and 2022.
Old Europe Cheese issued the voluntary recall Friday for the cheeses distributed between Aug. 1 through Sept. 28 with sell-by dates through Dec. 14. The recall followed an audit of the company’s products and facilities where it discovered that one of the facilities’ samples tested positive for the bacteria.
The recalled products were sold under 25 different brand names, including Black Bear and Trader Joe’s, and in stores ranging from Lidl, Stop & Shop and Whole Foods, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC is advising that anyone who purchased the products discard them and clean any surfaces the cheese might have touched.
Old Europe Cheese has halted their production of brie and Camembert cheeses until further notice. It is working with state and federal officials to ensure the recall process goes smoothly.
Those with questions about the recall are encouraged to call Old Europe Cheese at 269-925-5003 ext. 335 during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.
Related stories about recalls:
Our journalism needs your support. Please subscribe today to NJ.com.