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Source of listeria contamination still uncertain

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WATERLOO (WKOW) – The president of an award-winning cheese company in Wisconsin says the source of listeria contamination that led to the death of one man and sickened others is still unclear.

George Crave says production and distribution of the three recalled cheeses linked to the illnesses has stopped.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state agricultural officials have inspected Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Co., near Waterloo.

Between May 20 and June 17, five people were diagnosed with listeria.  The FDA says they range in age from 31 to 67-years-old.  Minnesota health officials say one of the state's two victims has died.

According to the Journal Sentinel, the products involved, Les FrΦres cheese, Petit FrΦre cheese, and Petit FrΦre with Truffles, have previously won awards from the American Cheese Society.

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