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Bravo Farm Gouda Cheese E. coli Outbreak Update
Bravo Farms expanded its recall to include all of its cheeses. That action followed laboratory testing by the California Department of Food and Agriculture that reveals the presence of Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli O157:H7 in cheese samples.
Thirty-eight persons infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from five states since mid-October. The number of ill persons identified in each state with this strain is as follows: AZ (19), CA (3), CO (11), NM (3) and NV (2). There have been 15 reported hospitalizations, 1 case of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), and no deaths. To date, no illnesses associated with L. monocytogenes in Bravo Farm cheese have been reported.