Whole Foods Passing Off Pasteurized Milk Cheese as Raw?


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Whole Foods Passing Off Pasteurized Milk Cheese as Raw?

IntoTheSea | Dec 3, 2009 02:23 PM

I just paid a visit to my local Whole Foods (in Providence, RI) and noticed that while many of the sliced and wrapped cheeses labeled as being made from "raw milk" come from wheels of cheese that state that the milk used is actually pasteurized. I only noticed this because the slices of wrapped cheese were positioned on top of the wheels from which they were cut . The cheeses in question, from what I can remember, were a Mahon and a Emmentaler, as well as a couple of other varieties. All the cheeses were imported.

Because I try to eat only raw milk cheeses, the discrepancy between how the individual wedges are labeled and the wheels are labeled is disturbing. Has anyone else noticed this discrepancy? Is there an explanation? Or is my Whole Foods just mislabeling their products?

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