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June 19, 2002

De Choix Specialty Foods Has Recalled L'or Des Domes Au Lait Brand St. Nectaire Cheese

Woodside, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration said that De Choix Specialty Foods has recalled 20 cases each containing 3 wheels of l'or des Domes au lait brand St . Nectaire semi soft cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The semi soft cheese was imported from France and distributed in paper wrapped wheels each approx. 4 lbs. The recalled cheese has a production date of 14/04/02 (April 14, 2002) and bears Lot # 0004114.

The semi soft cheese was distributed to restaurants, gourmet shops and distributors located in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and California.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall is a result of routine sampling done by the FDA which revealed that the product contained Listeria monocytogenes.

Distribution of this product has been suspended while the company continues their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased l'or des Domes brand St Nectaire cheese are urged to return them to De Choix Specialty Foods for a full refund of the purchase price. Consumers with questions may contact Luis Rivera at 718-507-8080

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