1708137022 CDC recalls Raw Farm Cheddar cheese due to E coli

CDC recalls Raw Farm Cheddar cheese due to E. coli outbreak

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An E. coli outbreak linked to raw milk cheese has hit four states and sickened at least 10 people.

Raw Farm brand cheddar cheese has been linked to an E. coli outbreak, according to a press release from the Center of Disease Control (CDC).

The agency said the cheese was sold nationwide at popular retailers such as Sprout's Market, Erewhon Market and HEB.

The ten people sick with E. coli live in: California, Texas, Utah and Colorado.

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Raw Farm Raw Cheddar

The food safety alert applies to all blocks and shredded packages of Raw Farm's raw cheddar cheese sold in the country. (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Fox News)

Four of the infected people were hospitalized, the CDC said.

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No one has died from the E. coli outbreak.

The CDC said the recall impacts Raw Farm Cheddar cheese in all sizes of block and shredded packages.

The agency said the infected cheddar cheese affected both the original and jalapeño flavors.

E. coli

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli grown in culture and glued to a coverslip. (IMAGE POINT FR/NIH/NIAID/Universal Images Group via Getty Images / Getty Images)

The CDC advised anyone who purchased the infected cheddar cheese from Raw Foods to throw it away immediately, wash surfaces that may have come into contact with the cheese and contact health care providers.


Symptoms included diarrhea that lasted more than three days and did not improve, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue and loss of color in the cheeks and lower eyelids, according to the CDC.

E. coli, also called Escherichia coli, is a large and diverse group of bacteria found in the environment, food, and intestines of humans and animals.

Raw Farm LLC did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital's request for comment.