Cheese Sold at Costco Linked to E.coli – A warning to consumers was released by the federal officials to avoid a cheese sold in five states over an E.coli outbreak that has left 25 people sick. The Gouda cheese was sold at Costco stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.
Costco offered the Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk Gouda Cheese for sale and in-store tasting from October 05 to November 8.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, 25 individuals have been reported sick due to E.coli in the five states. Fortunately, no deaths have been reported.
To those who have purchased the cheese, the FDA suggests that they should dispose it in a closed plastic bag and place in a sealed trash can.
The FDA –Texas food plant tests positive for listeria. The cheese is Costco item 40654. Costco is also offering refunds to those customers who return the cheese.
E.coli symptoms include bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, dehydration and extreme cases, kidney failure. Officials encouraged those experiencing these symptoms to contact a health care provider immediately.