From an immunological standpoint lots of people are specifically allergic to mites. Molds are a completely different type of allergy and it's easy to spot a moldy cheese. But to me the issue was/is not about allergies from the mites. My understanding is that the FDA found live mites in samples. Bugs can and do carry disease and that's a potential health problem. Since the company claims that they kill off all of the mites before shipment, that shows a breakdown in their procedures that needs to be rectified. Perhaps they have gotten a little complacent over the years and need to rethink their techniques. Or perhaps some equipment is worn out and needs to be modernized.
I disagree with the conspiratorial theory that the FDA is a corrupt organization. As a cheesemaker, I welcome their scrutiny. If I'm doing something wrong, show me. The fact is that they did discover a widespread Listeria problem at a well known raw milk cheese company right here in Kentucky in late 2012 and issued not one but 2 large recalls. Turns out that the raw milk holding tanks themselves were contaminated, which had implications for every cheese made there. Fortunately the FDA caught the situation before there were any deaths or illnesses. Complacency and equipment were definitely factors.
Yes, warning labels can be helpful, so why isn't there one on the Mimolette? Don't people have a right to know that there are mites (dead or alive) in their cheese?