Eight cheeses from Vulto are now under nationwide recall: Heinennellie, Miranda, Willowemoc, Ouleout, Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Four of the other stores are in New York City - three in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn.
On March 13, Vulto Creamery expanded a recall for raw milk cheese to include four more products that may contain Listeria monocytogenes, a unsafe food poisoning bacteria.
The cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and labeled with PLU Codes #0200307, #0201357 or #0206308 and "Sell-By" dates from January 2, 2017 through April 2, 2017.
Testing results from the Food & Drug Administration and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets identified contamination in the Ouleout product.
The outbreak likely originated from a soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto, which recalled several soft cheeses last week.
While unpasteurized milk and cheese are a popular option among people who believe it offers various health benefits, the CDC claims that raw milk and products made from it can pose serious health risks. If you purchased these cheeses from these stores, do not eat them. "Then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution".
If you ate any of these recalled cheeses, watch yourself for the symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning for the next 70 days.
Listeria can lead to high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea in healthy people, but can be fatal for babies, the elderly or those already sick.