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Vulto Creamery recalls soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses due to deadly listeria outbreak

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 15:48:37-05

Vulto Creamery is recalling all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses.

The company, based in Walton, New York, announced the recall is out of an abundance of caution.

Testing by the US Food & Drug Administration found Ouleout lot # 617 positive for Listeria monocytogenes and New York Department of Agriculture and Markets found possible contamination of Ouleout lot #623. 

The FDA says if you have any of these cheeses, do not eat it.

The cheeses were distributed nationwide, including Florida.

On Thursday, the Center for Disease control announced a investigation into the outbreak.

Six people have gotten sick in four states since September 1, 2016. One person is from Florida.

All six people were hospitalized, and two people from Connecticut and Vermont died. One illness was reported in a newborn.

Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, is the likely source of this outbreak.

Consumers that have any of these soft raw milk cheeses from Vulto Creamery should return the cheese to the purchase location for a refund. 

If you have any questions or seek additional information, please call 607-222-3995 during our normal hours of operations (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET) or email vultocreamery@gmail.com.