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Kroger Recalls Craves Listeria Cheese

CRAVE BROTHERS FARMSTEAD CLASSICS – LES FRERES CHEESE (IN MURRAY’S CHEESE SHOPS), **2252; CRAVE BROTHERS FARMSTEAD CLASSICS – LES FRERES CHEESE WHEEL, **2260

Affects Kroger stores located in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville, Tennessee, Greater Cincinnati, including Northern Kentucky, Dayton, OH and South Eastern Indiana, Michigan, Central and Northwest Ohio and N. West Virginia panhandle, Indiana (except SW IN, -Evansville-), Illinois, Eastern Missouri, Greater Louisville (including Indiana), Lexington, and Nashville, TN, North Carolina, Virginia, Eastern WV, Eastern Kentucky, SE Ohio, Texas and Louisiana, Greater Memphis, TN, Arkansas, Mississippi and Western Kentucky; Dillons, Baker’s, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, QFC and Gerbes stores.

Reason: The product may be contaminated with LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES and, if eaten, could result in severe illness to those individuals who are pregnant or have a weakened immune system.

  • Mike Barnett

    Questions or comments

    1. Are all the Crave suspect cheese considered to be pasteurized?

    2. Does any regulatory authority (such as MN or WI or FDA) have any lab tests that show:
    a. positive L mono in cheese?
    b. positive L mono in Crave dairy plant?
    b. DNA match between cheese and ill person?

    3. Is Crave still making any cheese?

    4. Does suspect large retail chain (Wholefoods) buy and then cut & package at one or two large sites; OR does Wholefood do all the cutting & wrapping at individual retail outlets? If at 1 or 2 large sites are those sites still processing other cheeses?

    Thank you, Mike