WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - Federal health officials say no new listeria cases have been reported from three award-winning Wisconsin cheeses since they were recalled on July 3rd.
One person in Minnesota died, a pregnant woman had a miscarriage, and three others were hospitalized after eating contaminated cheese made by Crave Brothers of Waterloo.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control say more illnesses are possible, especially from those who didn’t hear about the recall and left the products in their refrigerators. However, CDC entomologist Rajal Mody says it’s likely that the outbreak will be over if there are no new cases within four weeks after the recalls.
Mody says it’s “really encouraging” that there have been no new listeria cases this month.
The earlier cases were from Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. No cases were reported in Wisconsin. We still don’t know how or why the cheeses were contaminated.
Crave recalled its Les Freres, Petit Frere, and Petit Frere with Truffles made on or before July 1st. All three have won awards from the American Cheese Society.