Vulto Creamery has expanded its recall to include all lots of four additional cheeses, in relation to an ongoing Listeria outbreak that has killed two people.
Eight cheeses from Vulto are now under nationwide recall: Heinennellie, Miranda, Willowemoc, Ouleout, Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most being sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago, Portland, OR, and Washington D.C.
Testing results from the Food & Drug Administration and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets identified contamination in the Ouleout product. The particular strain of Listeria monocytogenes found by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets matched the strain isolated from six ill people, including two who died, as well as a Listeria strain confirmed in an open package of Vulto cheese from a victim’s home, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.