Bad cheese leaves one person dead

Illnesses prompt wide Whole Foods cheese recall
Associated Press
Jul 6, 2013


Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least one person.

Whole Foods said the cheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. It was sold in 30 states and Washington DC under names including Les Freres and Crave Brothers Les Freres. The cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with Whole Foods Market scale labels. The company is posting signs in its stores to inform customers about the recall.

Officials said cases have been identified in at least three states. Public health officials in Illinois said Wednesday that one resident became sick after eating contaminated cheese in May. Minnesota officials said Thursday that one elderly person in the state died and another was hospitalized after illnesses linked to the cheese. Both of those illnesses happened in June.

Listeria can lead to severe illness for women who are pregnant or people who have weakened immune systems. In healthy individuals, it can cause symptoms including high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Crave Brothers is based in Waterloo, Wis. The company announced a voluntary recall of Les Freres, Petit Frere, and Petit Frere with Truffles cheese made on July 1 or earlier. It said the cheeses were distributed around the country through retail and food service outlets and mail order.

Whole Foods said customers should throw the cheese away and bring in their receipts for a full refund.




Can the dead person get a refund too??????????


Re: "Can the dead person get a refund too??????????"

So if it was your loved one you'd be laughing? Really, really sick.


You completely misinterpreted that comment! As usual!


Re: "You completely misinterpreted that comment!"

No, I understand a perverted comment when I see one. Obviously only a sick mind would find it perfectly acceptable.

You view the Zimmerman trial as entertainment - not surprised.

The Big Dog's back

If anyone could understand a perverted comment it definitely would be you pooh.


Re: "If anyone (snip)"

That's SO cute, coming to the defense of your biach. :)

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He is blaming business for this, being factious!


They could probably recieve a refund and 25 mil wrongful death


Deertracker, Even I understood the meaning of your post, and understood it to not be funny.


It was not meant to be funny. I worked in the food industry for years.



"Can the dead person get a refund too??????????"

"It was not meant to be funny."

So you would state THAT question IN PERSON to the relatives of the deceased?

Re: "I worked in the food industry for years."

And the world is undoubtedly safer now that you're out of it.


Dear tracker, we all say dumb things we regret.... those with integrity own up to it. Those without it pile on their lame excuses


Well, this isn't one of those times. What's dumb is you and pooh!


Re: "dumb"?

Answer the question:

So you would state THAT question IN PERSON to the relatives of the deceased?


I would ask Whole Foods dummy!


Thank you for proving my point


Re: "I would ask Whole Foods,"

So YOU would ask WF if "the dead person (can) get a refund" for the benefit of the deceased's family?

If the question "was not meant to be funny," then WHAT was the intent?

Regardless of the intended audience, how is THE question STILL not asinine and sick "dummy"?


Isn't whole foods one of those companies that promotes and sells "all natural foods"? The food with none of that harmful preservatives or ingredients of that nature. Like something that would have hindered the growth of such bacteria.


Does anyone keep grocery register receipts? I don't and I don't think many others do either.


Re: "Does anyone keep grocery register receipts?"

Was thinking the same thing.

We put most large groceries purchases on credit card (1% cash back) and those receipts we save until yr. end - no problem

If I didn't have the receipt, I'd take the cheese back. Gotta think that they're gonna be rather liberal just for publicity sake.

Reads like something may have went wrong in the pasteurization process.