FDA: French soft ripened cheese possibly contaminated

FDA: french soft ripened cheese possibly contaminated

(HealthDay)—Consumers should not eat and retailers should not sell or serve l'Explorateur soft ripened cheese due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

The product is made in France and sold throughout the United States in small circular wheels in 250-g quantities. The sell-by dates include May 7, 2019, and May 14, 2019. The product lot codes are 7742-H 057 and 77432-H 064. Cheese with this label information should be thrown away immediately, the FDA said.

Symptoms of listeriosis include fever and muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other , and fever and chills. Anyone who develops such symptoms after eating l'Explorateur soft ripened cheese should seek , the FDA said.

Listeriosis can be fatal in certain high-risk people such as the elderly and those with weakened immune systems and certain medical conditions such as cancer. In , listeriosis can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature labor, and serious illness or death in newborn babies.


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