2 Chicago-Area Whole Foods Impacted by Cheese Recall

Whole Foods is recalling a specific kind of cheese from nine stores across six states—including two in Illinois, the FDA announced Monday.

Explorateur French Triple Crème cheese is being recalled due to a possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The stores in Illinois recalling the cheese are at 7245 Lake St. in River Forest and 760 Waukegan Road in Deerfield.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in kid, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems, the Food and Drug Administration said in a press release.

Symptoms can range from high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. No illnesses related to the cheese have been reported, the FDA said.

Customers who purchased these products at Whole Foods Market can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844- 936-8255 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST Saturday through Sunday.

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