Federal officials say Brie and Camembert cheeses sold at retailers nationwide and in Mexico are being recalled because of a listeria outbreak in several states that has sickened six people, hospitalized five of them.

Friday withdraw by Benton Harbor, Michigan, Old Europe Cheese includes all of its Brie and Camembert products with an expiration date of Dec. 14, 2022, the company said in a statement released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Look here for a detailed list of recalled products, which include more than 20 brands.)

The recalled cheeses were sold in supermarkets between August 1, 2022 and September 28, 2022. Those retailers likely included Albertsons, Athenian Foods, Fresh Thyme, Giant Foods, Harding’s, Lidl, Market Basket, Meijer, Price Chopper, Raley’s, Safeway, Save Mart, Sprouts, Stop & Shop and Whole Foods.

Image of one cheese product recalled Friday by Old Europe Cheese of Benton Harbor, Michigan.

US Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is warning against eating any of the recalled cheeses due to outbreaks of listeria in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Texas. Of the five people who provided information to the FDA, four reported eating Brie or Camembert before becoming ill. said agency investigating the outbreak together with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Listeria infections can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in young children, debilitated or elderly people, and other people with weakened immune systems. to CDC. Healthy people may experience symptoms such as high fever, severe headache and stomach pain. The body can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

The CDC estimates that about 1,600 Americans contract listeriosis each year and about 260 die.