US natural and organic retailer Whole Foods Market has announced a recall on cheese sold in four states due to possible contamination with a bacteria.

The cheese, from supplier Sally Jackson Cheese of Oroville, is sold in California, Nevada, Washington state and Washington DC, the firm said on Monday (20 December).

The recalled cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label; some scale labels also list 'Sally Jackson' as part of the description.

Sally Jackson Cheese has also recalled its products, including cow, goat, and sheep cheese, due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria.

Customers who have purchased any of the products from Whole Foods Market are being urged to return them to the store for a refund.