An update on Listeria monocytogenes in Brie and Camembert Soft Cheese Products (September 2022)

The FDA, CDC, and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to Brie and Camembert soft cheese products, including all baked Brie cheeses, manufactured by Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton Harbor, MI, and sold at various retailers under multiple labels and brands. On September 30, 2022, Old Europe Cheese, Inc. voluntarily recalled multiple brands of Brie and Camembert cheeses produced at their Michigan facility. On October 5, 2022, the company expanded the recall to include multiple brands of baked Brie products. On October 28, 2022, an extended list of establishments was produced. The retailers were in Alabama, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont that received recalled bulk Brie and Camembert cheese from Old Europe Cheese, Inc. was added to the firm’s recall notification. Illnesses were reported in CA, GA, MA, MI, NJ, and TX. FDA’s investigation is ongoing to determine if additional products are potentially contaminated. Updates to this advisory will be provided as they become available. @


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