Red FlagWhole Foods Market Recalls Crave Brothers Les Frères cheese

On July 5, 2013 Whole Foods Market, Inc. issued a recall of Crave Brothers Les Frères cheese due to the possibility that the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, “which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”

Short-Term Symptoms Associated with Listeria monocytogenes:

  • High fever
  • Severe headache
  • Stiffness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Listeria infection may cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women

Recalled Product Information:

  • Recalling Firm: Whole Foods Market
  • Recall Date: July 5, 2013
  • Product Name and PLU Code:
    • Les Frères-- PLU 299682
    • Crave Brothers Les Frères– PLU 299682
    • Les Frères Wash Rind Product of USA– PLU 294473
    • Crave Bros Les Frères– PLU 294473
    • Crave Brothers Les Frères Cheese by Pound– PLU 294473
    • Les Frères Crave Brothers– PLU 294473
    • Les Frères Crave Brothers PO-RK– PLU 294473

For more information regarding the recall, visit the FDA recall page.

Illnesses To Date:

To date, one illness and one death have been reported.


Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discard it.  Moreover, they are entitled to a full refund.  For further information regarding the refund, consumers may call the company at 512-477-5566 ext. 20060.

Additional Information:

For additional information regarding Crave Brothers cheese, consumers may contact Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company at 920-478-4887.

What to Do if a Recalled Product Has Affected You:

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a recalled product, you may be entitled to compensation.  It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability.  Most of the attorneys here at offer free initial consultations.