A Michigan-based cheese company issued a voluntary recall of its Brie and Camembert products Friday after a possible listeria outbreak, Food and Drug Association officials said.

Old Europe Cheese, Inc. distributed the cheeses to more than a dozen retailers, including Price Chopper and Whole Foods, according to the FDA.

Exposure to Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems, the FDA said. Exposure can also lead to stillbirths and miscarriages.

All Old Europe Cheese Brie and Camembert products with best by dates through Dec. 14 are subject to the recall, the FDA said. They were put on store shelves from Aug. 1 to Sept. 28 nationwide.

The FDA recommends anyone who bought the recalled cheeses to throw them away and be cautious when cleaning surfaces and containers that may have had contact with them. Listeria can survive in refrigerated temperatures and easily spread to food and surfaces, FDA officials said.

The recall was triggered after officials examined 120 samples from the company’s products and facilities, the FDA said. Although none of the products were contaminated, one sample taken from a facility was.

The strain found in that sample was linked to six cases spanning from 2017 to 2022, the FDA said.

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