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Whole Foods Recalls Cheese Product After Listeria Outbreak

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Whole Foods is recalling a brand of cheese that they sold as it has caused an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has made people in several states ill and has killed at least one.

Called Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese, the product was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. It was sold in 30 states and Washington D.C. It was sold in a plastic wrap and had the Whole Foods logo on it. 

They are posting signs in the stores to tell customers about the recall.

There have been at least three states affected with it. Officials in Illinois said that one resident was sick after eating the cheese in May. Minnesota confirmed one elderly person died and another was hospitalized.

The bacteria is known to cause serious illness in women who are pregnant and those who have weakened immune systems. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The company, Crave Brothers, announced the recall of Les Freres, Petit Frere and Petit Frere with Truffles cheese made on July 1 or earlier. They said they distributed the cheese around the U.S. 

Those who have purchased the cheese can throw it away and bring in their receipts to Whole Foods for a refund.

Sources: NY Daily News, Fox News