Widow sues amid listeria outbreak tied to raw milk cheese

2 deaths linked to listeria from soft cheese

Vulto Expands Recall Of All Raw Milk Cheeses; 2 Deaths Linked To Listeria

According to the the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, six people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from four states since September 1, 2016.

Veronica Friedman is the widow of 73-year-old Richard Friedman, of Putney.

Vulto Creamery, Walton, New York, expanded the recall to include all lots for four additional cheeses which include, by name the following: Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber. The outbreak likely originated from a soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto, which recalled several soft cheeses last week. She's seeking monetary damages and a jury trial.

As of March 10, 2017, Vulto Creamery is reporting that the bacteria is responsible for six illnesses and two deaths. Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers with any Vulto Creamery cheeses on hand should immediately remove these products from common storage coolers and quarantine these cheeses in a secured area of a cooler. Throw them away in a sealed or double bagged container so other people and animals can't eat them, or take them or your receipt back to the place of purchase for a refund.

Then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution, since Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures. Usually, healthy individuals are only affected in the short term, but infections can be fatal for young children, elderly people, and pregnant women. Those symptoms include high fever, stiff neck, headache, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.

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