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Feds Seize Bravo Farms Cheese Under Court Order

They came Thursday morning for the cheese at Bravo Farms. Specifically U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agents, with help from U.S. Marshals, who seized about 80,000 pounds of cheese including: — Ninety-seven, more or less, 1.2 pound wedges of Gouda cheese, and — Fourteen, more or less, 40 pound blocks of white cheddar cheese… Continue Reading

Bravo Farms Resumes Selling Cheese

A California cheese maker whose raw milk Gouda was the source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened 38 people is back in business and says it will now pasteurize its cheese–at least for the time being. Bravo Farms of Traver, CA., a pioneer of artisan-crafted cheese in the state, recalled its inventory in November… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Filed in E. coli Cheese Outbreak

A Colorado family’s fall getaway to Arizona was unforgettable, but not in a good way. Their horrible experience is recounted in a complaint filed Wednesday in Douglas County, CO, against Bravo Farms Cheeses, LLC,  the California artisanal cheese-maker whose Gouda has been confirmed as the cause of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that sickened at… Continue Reading

Whole Foods Recalls Bravo Farms Cheese

Whole Foods Market announced Wednesday that it has carried many of the products involved in the recall of Bravo Farms cheese. Earlier this week Bravo Farms recalled its entire inventory due to evidence of Listeria and E. coli contamination at their Traver, CA plant. Bravo’s products at Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, California, Nevada,… Continue Reading

Bravo Farms Recalls All Its Cheese

A California company whose raw milk Gouda-style cheese was the source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 38 people in five states has now recalled its entire inventory. The expanded recall of all Bravo Farms cheese was announced Tuesday by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).  The company said it… Continue Reading

Cheese Outbreak: A Study in Good Epidemiology

It may be only a rarity that a widely contaminated food product distributed to a major grocery chain all over an entire region of the country does not cause many severe illnesses. Even though there are at least 37 confirmed illnesses in the  E. coli outbreak involving Gouda-style cheese, many people probably escaped severe illness… Continue Reading

Bravo Farms Cheese Outbreak Toll Rises to 37

Thirty-seven people have now been confirmed as infected with an outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 traced to Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda Cheese served and sold at Costco Warehouses in five states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the latest four cases were reported in Arizona, where 19 people have been sickened… Continue Reading