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Jean Perrin Edel de Cleron Cheese Listeria Outbreak

The Allegheny County Health Department and Whole Foods Market announced on July 12 that Jean Perrin Edel de Cleron cheese sold in the East Liberty Whole Foods Market store between May 20 and July 3, 2012 was being recalled because some samples tested positive for Listeria bacteria. The recalled cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with a Whole Foods Market scale label, and displayed a code beginning with 293351.

According to a press release issued by the health department, 1 Listeria case has been associated with the cheese. Anyone who has consumed the Jean Perrin Edel de Cleron cheese sold at the East Liberty Whole Foods market should seek medical attention if they experience symptoms of Listeria infection, which usually include fever and muscle aches, often preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

Customers who have the recalled product may contact the Health Department at 412-687-ACHD and arrange to have the cheese tested or dispose of the product in the garbage. Please wash your hands immediately after touching the cheese to avoid any potential cross-contamination.

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