Grocery store chain Whole Foods Market recently issued a defective product recall of Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese across all its store locations after several samples given to the FDA showed evidence of containing significant quantities listeria bacteria.
Listeria is a bacteria that can cause the following symptoms if ingested:
- Aching Muscles
- Stiff Neck
- Confusion or Disorientation
- Rapid Changes in Alertness
- Loss of Balance
The later symptoms may indicate that the disease has spread from the digestive system to the nervous system.
The affected cheese can be identified by the scale label, which will begin with PLU 029536 if it’s from the contaminated batch. If you have purchased Papillon Organic Roquefort Cheese from Whole Foods recently, you can bring your receipt to the store for a refund. The FDA’s role in the recall process ensures that Whole Foods must assume responsibility for the recall process.
If you have gotten sick from eating contaminated cheese from a Whole Foods in Alabama, you should contact the defective product attorneys at Long & Long immediately. We have enough experience with product liability lawsuits to know when you have a potential legal case against Whole Foods, and we will evaluate your claim in an initial case review for free.