Food & Drink

Whole Foods Recalls Cheese Over Listeria Scare

Published On 10/08/2015 Published On 10/08/2015

Oh, Whole Foods -- they just can't stay out of trouble lately. And now, some of their cheese is infected with listeria, forcing a nationwide recall.

Listeria is a heavy disease -- a bacteria that can cause severe illness, and even death. The good news is that the only cheese affected by the recall is Papillon Organic Roquefort (ID'd as PLU 029536 on the scale labels), which (if you don't know about cheese) is packed with gobs of tasty green mold. So, if you're eating it in the first place, you should be prepared for side effects. 

According to a press release, "Whole Foods Market decided to recall the cheese after routine sampling conducted by the FDA found Listeria Monocytogenes in a whole, uncut wheel of the cheese."

Thankfully, no one has reported any injuries or cases of contracting the potentially deadly bacteria. If you have any of the cheese in question: don't eat it (duh). You can return your cheese to Whole Foods for a full refund with your receipt -- a small price to pay for almost getting listeria. 


Wil Fulton is a Staff Writer for Thrillist. Before writing this, he was pretty sure listeria was a Rihanna. Follow him @wilfulton

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