Stop & Shop recalling bleu cheese over listeria concerns

Blue cheese smells and tastes like hockey socks dipped in barf.

And there’s not enough white wine around to make it better.

bleu.cheeseStop & Shop supermarkets are removing some bleu cheese from their stores, out of concern that it may be contaminated with listeria. Monday, Stop & Shop began removing Maytag (don’t they make washing machines? might make bleu cheese more palatable) Bleu Cheese sold in bulk and in four-ounce wedges, which were sold in the Cheese Bazaar section of their stores.

The UPC for the bulk bleu cheese is: 20835990000 and for wedges is: 7221072698. If you purchased the cheese, you can return it to Stop & Shop stores for a full refund.

Though there have been no reports of illness at this time, ingesting Listeria Monocytogenes bacteria can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and muscle aches. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.

If you have any additional questions about the recall, you are asked to call Maytag Dairy Farms at (800) 247-2358 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. from Monday through Friday.