Cheeses recalled over Salmonella risk

| May 13, 2014

French cheesesThe US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) has announced that Ste Fromagere du Livradois of Fournols, France, is voluntarily recalling a single lot of Haut Livradois brand Raclette and Montboissie cheeses because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled cheeses are both labelled lot # 350 and are shipped as 13lb wheels before cutting and wrapping prior to sale. The FDA says that the Montboissie has a “vegetable ash line” in the middle of the cheese, which is not present in the Raclette. Both cheeses were distributed to supermarkets and gourmet stores nationwide between 10 March and 6 May 2014.

The recall was initiated following routine sampling and testing by the FDA, which showed that Salmonella was present in some samples. The manufacturer is now investigating the source of the contamination. No related cases of illness have been reported to date.

More information can be found on the FDA web site here.

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