FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to Brie and Camembert soft cheese products, including all baked Brie cheeses, manufactured by Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton Harbor, Mich., and sold at various retailers under multiple labels and brands.
The outbreak has resulted in six illnesses and five hospitalizations, with cases in six states.
On September 30, 2022, Old Europe Cheese, Inc. voluntarily recalled multiple brands of Brie and Camembert cheeses produced at their Michigan facility and, on October 5, expanded their recall to include multiple brands of baked Brie products. The firm has also halted production and distribution of their Brie and Camembert products from this facility and is working with FDA on corrective actions. The recall impacts product distribution nationwide.
Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled products and should throw them away; this includes “best by” dates ranging from September 28, 2022 to December 14, 2022, and all flavors and quantities.
An expanded list of recalled products and stores that potentially sold these products is available on FDA’s website. Swiss American has also issued a voluntary recall of their St. Louis Brie products sourced from Old Europe Cheese Inc.’s Michigan facility. A full list of their products can also be found on FDA’s site.
FDA’s investigation is ongoing to determine if additional products are potentially contaminated. Updates to this advisory will be provided as they become available.