Recall of Soft Cheeses Associated with a Multi-state Listeriosis Outbreak
March 10, 2017 Connecticut Department of Public Health announced a recall of Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York which is suspected in a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis.
Those who became ill included residents from Connecticut, Florida, New York, and Vermont and range in age from 0 to 89. Two of the six cases have died, one of whom was a Connecticut resident. As a result of an investigation conducted by CDC, FDA, and state and local health officials, Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, was identified as the likely cause of the outbreak.
Details of the outbreak and a link to recall information on FDA’s website were posted earlier today on the CDC website.
FDA is working to obtain detailed distribution lists, however it is known that the product was distributed nationwide and sold in Connecticut stores including Whole Foods Markets and specialty cheese shops. Vulto Creamery reportedly has contacted its customers, however, due to the serious nature of this disease, local health departments are advised to share information with retailers to ensure the product has been removed sale and the cleaning and disposition procedures indicated on the CDC website are followed.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.