FDA: Montclair Whole Foods among stores affected in cheese recall
Whole Foods is recalling a cheese sold at nine stores across the country, including Montclair, due to Listeria concerns.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, Whole Foods is voluntarily recalling Explorateur French Triple Creme cheese, due to concerns that the cheese could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The condition can cause serious infections in young children, elderly people, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems. As of Tuesday, the FDA had not received any reports of people becoming ill.
The affected cheese sold in Montclair along with two other stores had labels beginning with PLU code 0294317. The cheese had been packaged in clear plastic wrap, as well as being sold in branded eight-ounce packages. The cheese had a sell-by date from Feb. 15 to April 3.
The recall also affects stores in Connecticut, Illinois, Texas, Arkansas and New Mexico.
The FDA states that customers who purchased any of the affected products can bring a valid receipt back to the store for a full refund. For additional questions, call 1-844-936-8255 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST, Saturday and Sunday.