Costco Cheese E. Coli Outbreak
Costco Warns Customers After E. Coli link to Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk Gouda Cheese
Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk Gouda Cheese which Costco sold between October 5 and November 1, has been linked to 25 cases of E. coli, which resulted in nine hospitalizations. The FDA, the CDC and Costco are warning customers to avoid Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk Gouda Cheese. The FDA isn't calling for a Costco cheese recall yet.
Costco was selling the Gouda cheese (Costco item 40654) in its Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada stores, as well as in San Diego.
Consumers who have any of this cheese should not eat it. They should return the cheese to the place of purchase or dispose of it in a closed plastic bag and place in a sealed trash can to prevent people or animals, including wild animals, from eating it.
If you have purchased Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk Gouda Cheese from Costco, return it to the store. Do not dispose of it in a way that wild animals (including raccoons and squirrels) can get to it.