Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) is recalling all of its cut of Papillon organic Roquefort cheese as it can be a potentially deadly food. It was determined that the cheese was contaminated with the mortal bacteria called “Listeria monocytogenes.”

The decision came after Whole Foods was submitted to a routine sampling handled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The promoting health administration found Listeria monocytogenes in a whole, uncut wheel of the cheese.

Whole Foods Market is recalling cheese sold in all stores nationwide that came from its supplier because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Credit: Whole Foods Market

No reported cases

According to a released by the FDA, no illnesses or infections have been reported until now. In all of the stores affected there is a warning sign that notifies customers of the recent recall. The Papillon cheese was sold with Whole Foods Market scale labels, and it have been removed from the shelves.

FDA suggests that consumers who have purchased the product from the food chain shall bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. If they have any questions the can contact their local store or call 512-477-5566 ext. 20060 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST

In addition, the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria is usually found in contaminated food. The infection is an important public health problem in the United States. The disease mostly affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune system.

However, people with a strong immune system may suffer only short-term symptoms like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. People should find immediate medical care if they develop these symptoms.

Source: FDA