Karoun Dairies, Inc. has issued a recall of cheese linked to Listeria monocytogenes cases after listeriosis victims were identified by the CDC and FDA and associated with the company’s products. The recalled cheeses come in vacuum packed pouches, in jars, and in pails sold under the following brands: Karoun, Arz, Gopi, Queso Del Valle, Central Valley Creamery, Gopi, and Yanni. The packages weigh between 5 ounces and 30 pounds, and include Ackawi, Ani, California, Cotija, Farmers Goat Fresh, Fresco, Fresh Cheese/Panela, Feta, Goat Milk Feta, Mozzarella, Paneer, Queso Blanco, Nabulsi, String Cheese, and Yanni Grilling cheeses. The cheeses were widely distributed in the U.S.
For more information about this outbreak or any other national outbreak of food borne pathogens, contact the Food Poisoning Claim Center at 1-888-335-4901.