Vulto Listeria Deaths: Deaths and Hospitalizations in Connecticut, Florida, Vermont and New York due to Listeriosis from Consumption of Vulto Cheese
Vulto Creamery has issued a national recall of soft-wash rind cheeses, including all of its Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie and Willowemoc raw milk cheeses due to the potential contamination with Listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. The soft rind cheeses were distributed nationwide, including many locations in the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states, but also in California, Chicago, Portland and the District of Columbia. At least a dozen local stores in and around Brooklyn and Albany carry the cheese, as well as at least nine locations of Whole Foods in the Northeast. These cheeses are handcrafted and sold as artisan cheeses, with the Miranda cheese named after Mr. Vulto’s wife.
The victims in this outbreak range from infancy to almost 90 years of age, with a median age of 55. The most vulnerable are the young, elderly, and pregnant women who can suffer still births or miscarriages due to Listeriosis.
Listeria is all too common in raw milk, which is why there are very strict regulations of the selling of raw milk across the U.S., but many exceptions exist, such as using raw milk to make cheeses. Pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems are warned to avoid raw milk cheeses for this reason.
In Wake of Vulto Listeria Deaths, CNN Tells Consumers to Not Even Touch the Cheese and Sanitize the Refrigerator
CNN, echoing concerns by health experts, has called on people to throw the Vulto cheeses out, and to make sure not to even touch the packaging without thoroughly washing your hands. It is also asking people to clean the refrigerator where the Vulto cheese has been stored.
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