Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Jule’s Cashew Brie

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Posted April 23, 2021

Fast Facts
  • Illnesses: 5
  • Hospitalizations: 2
  • Deaths: 0
  • States: 3
  • Recall: Yes
  • Investigation status: Active
Photo of Jule's brand cashew brie

Recalled Food

All Jule’s Foods products of all expiration dates (see recall noticeexternal icon)

  • Jule’s cashew brie (classic)
  • Jule’s truffle cashew brie
  • Jule’s black garlic cashew brie
  • Jule’s artichoke spinach dip
  • Jule’s vegan ranch dressing

Products were for sale online nationwide and in stores in many states (see FDA’s outbreak noticeexternal icon for product distribution map).

On April 22, California officials found Salmonella in samples of all varieties of Jule’s cashew brie collected from grocery stores. Investigators are working to confirm if the Salmonella bacteria found in these products is the same bacteria making people sick in this outbreak.

What You Should Do
  • Do not eat any recalled products. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them.
  • Wash items and surfaces that may have touched the recalled products using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
  • Call your healthcare provider if you have one or more of these severe Salmonella symptoms:
    • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
    • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
    • Bloody diarrhea
    • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
    • Signs of dehydration, such as:
      • Not urinating (peeing) much
      • Dry mouth and throat
      • Feeling dizzy when standing up
What Businesses Should Do
  • Do not sell or serve recalled products.
  • Wash and sanitize items and surfaces that may have come in contact with recalled products.
Symptoms of Salmonella
  • Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
    • Symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria.
    • Most people recover without treatment after 4 to 7 days.
  • Some people – especially children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems – may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.
  • For more information about Salmonella, see the Salmonella Questions and Answers page.