Karoun Dairies Inc. recalls cheese after possible Listeria contamination

By News Staff


A California company has recalled several brands of soft cheeses after they were linked to 24 illnesses around the country and a death in Ohio.

Karoun Dairies has voluntarily recalled and stopped production of several cheeses, including those sold under several brand names because of possible contamination with Listeria.

Officials say five of the illnesses were in pregnant women and 14 were in California.

Other illnesses were reported in Ohio, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Tennessee and Washington.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), says consumers should not eat the cheeses under the following brands Karoun, Arz, Gopi, Queso Del Valle, Central Valley Creamery, and Yanni, products that are vacuum packed, in jars and in pails.

The CDC says the advice is more important to anyone over the age of 65, pregnant women and anyone with a weakend immune system.

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