This Gouda is No Good

Cheese may be contaminated with E. coli

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

Bravo Farms is voluntarily recalling all Dutch Style Gouda because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

E. coli O157:H7 causes diarrhea illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure. Young children and the elderly are most susceptible to serious complications and even death. 

The product was distributed primarily through Costco’s in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, and New Mexico in 1.5 lb pieces. It was also distributed through various retail stores within California sold in 8 oz pieces.  

This recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution based on incidences reported to the FDA and CDC in these states. These entities, along with Costco and Bravo Farms are working together on the investigation and will provide further updates as they become available. 

We are asking that all Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda not to be consumed and be returned to where it was purchased for a full refund.  

People with questions can call Bravo Farms at 1-559-897-4634 Monday through Friday 8am to 5 pm Pacific time or email at [email protected].

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Review Date: 
November 15, 2010
Last Updated:
August 20, 2012