The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is 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. (Benton Harbor, MI), and sold at various retailers under multiple labels and brands. On September 30, 2022, Old Europe Cheese, Inc. recalled multiple brands of Brie and Camembert cheeses produced at their Michigan facility. On October 5, 2022, Old Europe Cheese expanded the recall to include multiple brands of baked goods Brie products. The outbreak caused 6 illnesses, 5 hospitalizations in 6 states (CA, GA, MA, MI, NJ, and TX). The firm has halted production and distribution of its Brie and Camembert products from the Michigan facility and is working with FDA on corrective actions. Swiss American has also issued a voluntary recall of their St. Louis Brie products sourced from Old Europe Cheese Inc.’s Michigan facility. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-listeria-monocytogenes-brie-and-camembert-soft-cheese-products-september-2022?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Brie and Camembert soft cheese (September 2022)
Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes
Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled Brie and Camembert soft cheese products from Old Europe Cheese, Inc. FDA’s outbreak investigation is ongoing.