Whole Foods has announced the recall of cheeses bearing its own brand label, that had been produced by Sally Jackson Cheese of Washington state, in connection to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illness in Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Minnesota. The announcement reads in part:
Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling cheese sold in California, Nevada, Washington State and Washington, D.C. that came from its supplier Sally Jackson Cheese of Oroville, Washington. The recalled cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label; some scale labels also list “Sally Jackson” as part of the description. Sally Jackson Cheese recalled its cheese products, including cow, goat, and sheep, because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria.
All of the following Sally Jackson cheese products are included in this recall:
Cow’s milk cheese
Goat’s milk cheese
Sheep’s milk cheese
Cow’s milk cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves
Sheep’s milk cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves
Goat’s milk cheese wrapped in grape leaves
Yesterday, the FDA’s inspection report of Sally Jackson, detailing numerous sanitation problems, was posted in full on marlerblog.