On the first of June, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary, limited recall of various types of Paris Brothers Inc.’s cheese products due to their possible contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes.
Paris Brothers Inc.’s affected products, which were produced on May 2022 the 4th, 5th and 6th are listed by the FDA as following:
• Cottonwood River Cheddar
• D’amir Brie Double Crème French Brie
• Milton Prairie Breeze White Cheddar Style
• Milton Tomato Garlic Cheddar
• Paris Brothers Mild Cheddar
• Paris Brothers Colby Jack
• Paris Brothers Pepper Jack
• Cervasi Pecorino Romano
The Paris Brothers afore-listed cheese products were distributed across the United States for grocery-store distribution by various retailers, in the states FL, KS, MO, SD, NE, AR, IA, and OK.
Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism known to perpetrate often life-threatening infections particularly in immune-compromised individuals, as well as the elderly and young children. As one National Food Poisoning Lawyer, Tony Coveny, stated “A person with listeriosis usually suffers from fever, muscle aches, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, presenting with such symptoms as headache, a stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions, it is possible the victim is suffering from bacterial meningitis. This can be life-threatening, and victims should immediately seek medical attention”
Although one of the most highly impacted groups, and infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth, premature delivery, or infection of the newborn. The CDC recommends pregnant women avoid lunch meats and deli cheeses.
Individuals who find themselves experiencing any of these symptoms after consumption of the recalled cheese products should contact their personal healthcare provider and public health authorities.
Consumers who may have consumed the above-listed Paris Brothers Inc. cheese products or may be in possession of them should discard of the product(s) as soon as possible, or return them to the location of purchase for a full refund.
Customers with questions, comments and/or concerns can contact their primary care physician, a food prisoning lawyer, or the company. Paris Brothers’ FDA contact, Doug Schnell, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5 pm, at 816-455-4188.