Some of the cheese could have been sold locally
The Ross County Health District is reminding area residents about a recall of a cheese product sold at Kroger stores, including some in southeast Ohio, due to the threat of a Listeria contamination.
The products are Les Frères, Petit Frere, and Petit Frere with Truffles, all of which are made by the Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company of Wisconsin. To date there have been five Listeria infections associated with the cheese products, including one in Ohio.
One death has also been associated with the outbreak.
Consumers who purchased any of these cheese products should throw them away immediately.
Symptoms of a Listeriosis infection include fever, head and muscle aches, a stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Symptoms typically begin three weeks after infection, but may range anywhere from three to 70 days before onset.
A link to more information on this and other product recalls can be found on the health district’s website, www.rosscountyhealth.com, in the bottom right corner of the page.