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Whole Foods joins cheddar cheese recall

November 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Whole Foods Market is the latest grocery store to join a cheese recall, removing seven types of cheddar cheese because of the risk of listeria or E. coli bacteria.The Bravo Farms Cheese was sold in clear plastic wrap and sold with a "Distributed by Whole Foods Market" sticker.

The cheeses being pulled are: Sage Cheddar, Silver Mountain Cheddar, Chipotle Cheddar, Premium Block Cheddar, Premium White Chunk Cheddar, Chipotle Chunk Cheddar and White Black Wax Cheddar.

Since October, 38 people in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico have been sickened by E. coli linked to the cheese.

Bravo had previously recalled its Dutch Style Gouda after nearly 40 people in five states reportedly became sick after eating the cheese sold at stores last month.

Bravo Farms is encouraging customers to either throw away the cheese or seek full refunds.

The Associated Press and City News Service contributed to this report.