According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), several cheeses that were sold in different states were recalled for listeria contamination.
Cheeses potentially contaminated were made during May’s first week and sent to nine grocery stores, including Super Saver, Price Chopper and Fareway.
Arizona, Florida and South Dakota are affected.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 260 out of the nearly 1,600 Americans that get listeriosis each year die.
Listeria infections are serious and can sometimes prove fatal for the very young, elderly, or those who have a weak immune system.
According to the CDC, healthy people can experience temporary symptoms such as high fever, stiffness and nausea, along with abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and severe headaches.
Paris Brothers, a Missouri-based firm, issued the recall after routine sampling by FDA.
• Cottonwood River Cheddar
• D’amir Brie Double Crème French Brie
• Milton Prairie Breeze White Cheddar Style
• Milton Tomato Garlic Cheddar
• Paris Brothers Mild Cheddar
• Paris Brothers Colby Jack
• Paris Brothers Pepper Jack
• Cervasi Pecorino Romano
You can return any cheese you haven’t used from the complete list of retail outlets to get a refund.