Jule’s Foods of Carlsbad, CA is recalling all products after the FDA found Salmonella in the company’s brie products made from cashews. The cashew brie Salmonella recall has been issued in connection with a Salmonella Duisburg outbreak that has sickened at least five people in three states.
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Jule’s Foods Salmonella Recall Cashew Brie, Dips
Health officials in California and Tennessee collected and tested samples of Jule’s cashew brie. Results of Tennesee’s tests are still pending. California’s test results, available on April 22, showed all varieties of the brie tested were contaminated with Salmonella. Now, the samples will undergo a more specific test, called whole genome sequencing (WGS). This test will determine if the genetic fingerprint of the bacteria in the cheese matches the one cultured from the people who got sick.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recalled products were distributed primarily independently owned grocery stores in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas. They were also sold directly to consumers. The company has suspended production while the outbreak investigation continues.
The recalled products are:
- Jule’s Cashew Brie (Classic), UPC: 860388001507 – all expiration dates
- Jule’s Truffle Cashew Brie, UPC: 860388001514 – all expiration dates
- Jule’s Black Garlic Cashew Brie, UPC: 860388001552 – all expiration dates
- Jule’s Artichoke Spinach Dip, UPC: 860388001569 – all expiration dates
- Jule’s Vegan Ranch Dressing, UPC: 860388001521 – all expiration dates
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, called salmonellosis, usually develop 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated product. They include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. If you ate these products and develop symptoms of salmonellosis, contact your doctor and mention your exposure to Salmonella.
Previous Cashew Cheese Salmonella Outbreak
Salmonella Duisburg is a rare Salmonella serovar. But this is not the first time cashew cheese has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak. In 2014, a three-state outbreak linked to unpasteurized cashew cheese sickened 17 people. Illnesses were reported from California (15), Nevada (1), and Wyoming (1). The cheeses linked to that outbreak were produced by The Cultured Kitchen of West Sacramento, CA. The company recalled all of its cashew cheese products.
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