Food Safety
4:58 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Wisconsin Cheese Linked To Listeria

Listeria monocytogenes
Credit CDC

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is urging consumers who may have purchased Les Frères cheese made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese, a Wisconsin producer, to dispose of it, as it has been linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis.

According to a release from IDPH, one Illinois resident reported becoming ill after eating the cheese in mid-May. Consumers who may have purchased Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics are urged to dispose of the following cheeses: Les Frères, Petit Frère, and Petit Frère with Truffles.

IDPH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the ongoing investigation.