A deadly listeria outbreak, which may be linked to specialty cheeses, has sickened four people and killed one, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The outbreak of the potentially deadly bacterial infection has been linked to cheeses produced by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese in Wisconsin. According to the FDA, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is testing samples of the cheese and early results indicate that there is listeria bacteria present in the samples. Confirmation of these results is pending.
The company has voluntarily recalled certain cheeses that were made on or prior to July 1, 2013, including their les freres cheese, the petit frere cheese and the petit frere cheese with truffles.
"We are cooperating with the regulatory agencies' ongoing investigation of the cause of the potential health risks," George Crave, president of the company, said in a statement posted on the company's website.