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1 Listeria Illness Prompts Whole Foods Cheeese Recall in Pennsylvania

The Allegheny County Health Department and Whole Foods Market are recalling cheese sold at the Whole Foods store in East Liberty over concerns of Listeria bacterial contamination.

The recalled cheese, labeled Jean Perrin Edel de Cleron, was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and included a Whole Foods scale label with a code beginning with the numbers 293351.

The cheese was sold between May 20 and July 3.

One illness has been reported, the health department said.

The Listeria bacterium primarily affects older adults, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women and infants, and causes fever, muscle aches and diarrhea.