The cheeses were sold at multiple Whole Foods locations.

By Grace Elkus, Real Simple
March 10, 2017
Before you swap out your 1% for almond milk, it's important to remember that dairy products can be part of a healthy diet. After all, there's a reason why the USDA recommends adults have three cups of dairy per day; milk, cheese, and yogurt are rich sources of vitamin D, protein, and calcium, a critical nutrient for bone health. "It's important to know how to replace them [if you give up dairy]," Sass says.If you've decided to eliminate dairy, work with a nutritionist to create a diet plan that still includes plenty of these nutrients. "It's not to say that someone who gives up dairy can't get enough vitamin D and calcium, but it's not as easy," says Gans. Dark leafy veggies like kale and collard greens, and fatty fish like sardines and canned salmon are good non-dairy calcium sources. Certain brands of plant-based milk and orange juice are also fortified with calcium and vitamin D, Sass notes, although "they're low in protein, so you may need to bump up your intake of foods like eggs, pulses, or salmon to maintain your total protein intake."If you've eliminated dairy and are having trouble finding calcium and vitamin D alternatives that you enjoy, meet with a nutritionist to discuss whether or not you should start taking a supplement.
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On the heels of the Sargento cheese listeria scare comes another recall from a New York-based creamery. On Tuesday, March 7, Vulto Creamery issued a recall of its Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses. The cheeses were distributed nationwide, with the majority being sold in Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, California, Chicago, Portland, and Washington, D.C., according to the FDA. The production of the cheeses is currently suspended.

The recall follows a USDA testing that found Ouleout lot #617 positive for Listeria and the NY Department of Agriculture and Markets testing that found possible contamination of lot #623. The testing was prompted by a national outbreak of Listeria that was first reported on September 1, 2016. Since then, the bacteria has left six people hospitalized and two people dead. All six people, who resided in Vermont, New York, Connecticut, and Florida, had similar strains of Listeria, and were later found to have all consumed Vulto soft raw milk cheeses.

In response to the recall, Whole Foods Market issued a voluntary recall of the Vulto Creamery Ouleout and Miranda cheeses from nine stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New York. The cheeses had “sell by” dates from 12/27/2016 to 3/28/2017, and had scale labels beginning with PLU codes 0200305 and 0200306.

Photos of the cheeses can be found here. Consumers that are currently in possession of these cheeses should return the product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.

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