Explorateur French Triple Crème cheese recalled by Whole Foods

Cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes has been voluntarily recalled by Whole Foods. The recall is for Explorateur French Triple Crème cheese and affects stores in New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

The recalled cheese is sold under the names Explorateur, Explorateur French Triple Crème Cheese and Explorateur Triple Crème French Cheese. Both products were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and were also sold in branded 8 oz. packages.

A distributor notified Whole Foods Market of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes in one of the cheese products and that spurred the store to issue the voluntary recall of all related products.

The cheese can be identified with “sell by” dates from 02/15/2018 through 04/03/2018.

The products were sold as Explorateur French Triple Crème at the following stores with scale labels beginning with PLU code 0294317:

  • 90 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT
  • 222 Main Street, Madison, NJ
  • 701 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ

The products were sold as Explorateur Triple Crème French Cheese at the following stores with scale labels beginning with PLU code 203971:

  • 7245 Lake Street, River Forest, IL
  • 760 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL

The products were sold as Explorateur at the following stores with scale labels beginning with PLU code 293693:

  • 753 Cerillos Road, Santa Fe, NM
  • 100 Pitt Street, El Paso, TX

The products were sold as Explorateur in 8 oz. branded packages at the following stores with UPC codes 339001000408 and lot codes H10, H010, H11 or H011:

  • 753 Cerillos Road, Santa Fe, NM
  • 100 Pitt Street, El Paso, TX
  • 7245 Lake Street, River Forest, IL
  • 760 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL
  • 501 Bowman Road, Little Rock, AR
  • 11920 Domain Drive, Austin, TX

Customers who purchased these products should not eat them but should dispose of them properly. Listeria contamination can cause high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

For more information about the Whole Foods cheese recall, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.