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Illnesses Prompt Wide Whole Foods Cheese Recall

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NEW YORK (AP) - Whole Foods Market Inc. has issued a recall for Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least one.

Whole Foods said the cheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. It was sold in 30 states and Washington D.C. under names including Les Freres and Crave Brothers Les Freres. The company is posting signs in its stores to inform customers about the recall.

Public health officials in Illinois said one resident became sick after eating contaminated cheese in May. Minnesota officials said one elderly person in the state died and another was hospitalized after illnesses linked to the cheese.

Listeria can lead to severe illness for women who are pregnant or people who have weakened immune systems.

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