The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of l’Explorateur soft ripened cheese. This pasteurized, cow’s milk cheese was made by in St. Simeon, France and distributed throughout the U.S.
The FDA advises consumers and retailers to not eat, sell, or serve the cheese. It is packaged in clear plastic containers and is sold in the form of small, circular wheels in 250 gram quantities. The sell by dates on the package include May 7, 2019 and May 14, 2019. Product lot codes are 7742-H 057 and 77432-H 064.
Cheese labeled as such should be thrown away immediately. Société Fromagère de la Brie firm are subject to an FDA Import Alert, allowing the agency to detain the food without physical examination until the firm demonstrates that its products no longer appear to be in violation of the FDA’s requirements.