Whole Foods Recalls Pecorino Aged Cheese for Possible Listeria Contamination
Hold the cheese, please. Whole Foods has issued a recall of its Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves sold in two stores for possible listeria contamination.
The affected stores are located in Bowery, New York City, and West Palm Beach, Florida. The cheese tested positive for listeria monocytogenes during a routine inspection conducted by the supplier.
The recalled cheese from Bowery bears scale labels beginning with PLU code 294239 and sell by dates of March 3, 2016 through March 8, 2016. The cheese from West Palm Beach has scale labels beginning with PLU code 290107 and sell by dates of February 29, 2016 through March 8, 2016. The recalled cheese was pulled from store shelves and destroyed on February 8.
Customers who have purchased the recalled cheese are instructed to discard it and bring in their receipt to Whole Foods to receive a full refund. No illnesses relating to the cheese have been reported yet.