"All six people were hospitalized, and two people from CT and Vermont died".
CT health officials said cheese from Vulto was sold at Whole Foods in Fairfield.
The U.S Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local officials has identified Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, as the likely cause of the outbreak, according to the release. "Five of six ill people are female". The names and hometowns of the people who died in CT and Vermont haven't been released. "One illness was reported in a newborn", according to the CDC.
The New York creamery subsequently recalled other cheeses, including Miranda, Heinennelli and Willowemoc. If you have any of this soft, wash-rind raw-milk cheese, please do not consume it.
Testing result from the FDA found Ouleout lot # 617 positive for Listeria monocytogenes and New York Department of Agriculture and Markets finding the possible contamination of Ouleout lot #623.
Listeriosis, caused by eating food contaminated with listeria bacterium, primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems and can sometimes be fatal.
The FDA is saying that the cheeses were distrusted nationwide, with most being sold at the retail locations n the North East, Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago, Portland, and Washington D.C.