Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in Brie and Camembert Soft Cheese due to Listeria monocytogenes

The FDA, CDC, and state and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to Brie and Camembert soft cheese products manufactured by Old Europe Cheese, Inc. (Benton Harbor, MI) and sold at various retailers under multiple labels and brands, including Reny Picot. There are 6 illnesses, 5 hospitalizations in 6 states (CA, GA, MA, MI, NJ, and TX) associated with the outbreak. Based on epidemiologic information, four (80%) report eating Brie or Camembert cheese before the illness. Analysis of environmental samples collected at the Old Europe Cheese facility showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. WGS analysis determined that the Listeria strain found in the facility matches the Listeria strain causing illnesses in this outbreak. Old Europe Cheese, Inc. has voluntarily recalled multiple brands of Brie and Camembert cheeses produced at their Michigan facility in response to investigation findings.  @ 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
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.

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