Company announcement date:
FDA Publication Date:
Kind of product:
Food and drinks

Cheese/cheese product

Foodborne illness

Reason for posting:

Description of the reason for the call

Listeria monocytogenes

Company name:
Old Europe Cheese, Inc.
Brand Name:
Description of the product:

Description of the product

Brie and camembert cheese

Company message

Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton Harbor, Michigan, is expanding its voluntary recall of Brie cheeses announced on September 30, 2022, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, to include additional products, in particular baked brie cheeses. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, infirm or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria the infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.


The following baked brie products are being added to the Old Europe Cheese voluntary recall effective 09/30/2022. These are products with a best-by date of 12/14/2022 and are subject to voluntary recall. Products are distributed by 01 August 2022 to 28 September 2022 and were available in supermarkets, wholesale and retail stores throughout the country and Mexico.

The following products being recalled are marked with Best dates ranging from September 28, 2022 to December 14, 2022.


Name of the product

Packaging and size

UPC code

CULINARY TOUR *8 oz plain baked brie Clam 8 oz 011225005350
CULINARY TOUR *11 oz Baked Cranberry Brie Clam 11 oz 011225005367
THE GOOD LIFE *8 oz plain baked brie Clam 8 oz 820581678814
THE GOOD LIFE *11 oz Baked Cranberry Brie Clam 11 oz 820581678821
LIDL * 8 oz plain baked brie Clam 8 oz 4056489151203
LIDL *11 oz Baked Cranberry Brie Clam 11 oz 4056489151203
LIDL *11 oz Baked Brie with Figs Clam 11 oz 4056489310907
FIRST CUT * 8 oz plain baked brie Clam 8 oz 021130098460
Reni Pico *8 oz plain baked brie Clam 8 oz 033421050088
Reni Pico *11 o zBaked brie with cranberries Clam 11 oz 033421051115
Reni Pico *11 oz Apple Baked Brie Clam 11 oz 033421500811
Reni Pico *11 oz Baked Brie with Figs Clam 11 oz 033421053119

Consumers who have purchased the specified products are urged not to consume them and to dispose of the product. In these cases, FDA recommends that anyone who purchased or received recalled products take extra care in cleaning and disinfecting any surfaces and containers that may have come into contact with these products to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. listeria it can survive refrigeration temperatures and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces.

Old Europe Cheese has set up a phone line to answer any questions about this recall, the number is 269-925-5003 ext 335 and is open Monday through Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm ET .


This action was triggered after a full environmental audit of 120 samples, both of the company’s products and facilities. None of the products showed contamination, but one of the facility’s samples tested positive. The strain from this positive case has been linked to 6 cases of listeriosis dating from 2017 to 2022. These cases have not previously been linked to this company’s products, but Old Europe Cheese has decided to issue this voluntary recall to avoid any risk to its customers

The company decided to voluntarily initiate the product recall based on these results and with a focus on the health of its users. The source of potential contamination has been identified and Old Europe Cheese is taking active measures to eliminate it. The production of these products has been stopped and will not be restarted until the Company has full confidence in the effectiveness of the measures applied.

The company is working closely with state and federal authorities and with its customers to make this voluntary recall as quick and efficient as possible. The quality and safety of our products is our number one priority. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by this situation. The main priority of Old Europe Cheese is the health of our customers.

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