The United States is one of more than 30 countries that received cheese from France potentially contaminated with Listeria.
Listeria monocytogenes was detected in Coulommiers, a type of cheese, from France. The product was part of a mass recall of raw and pasteurized cheese made by Fromagère de la Brie.
Santé publique France, the public health agency, identified two cases of listeriosisin women who consumed cheese made by Fromagère de la Brie at its site of St Siméon, a village in Île-de-France.
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman confirmed to Food Safety News that the country had received some of the cheese.
“The FDA is aware of the issue and we are investigating with the cooperation of the firm’s U.S. agent. We are not aware of any illnesses at this time. The cheeses exported to the U.S. are “Explorateur” and sold in three different sizes – 1 kilogram, 250 gram and 125 gram.”