Friday, September 14, 2012

Ricotta Cheese recallsed due to link to Listeria outbreak

 Ricotta cheese is being recalled due to it may be linked to 14 cases of listeriosis that were reported in 11 different states.

Forever Cheese Inc. announces recall due to possible listeria contamination
Washington Post 9/11/12

DENVER — Forever Cheese Inc. is recalling Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese with the lot number T9425 and production code 441202 due to possible listeria contamination.

Colorado health department officials said Tuesday that 14 reported illnesses in 11 states, including one in Colorado, may be linked to the cheese.

Forever Cheese, based in Long Island City, N.Y., says the cheese was sold to distributors for retailers and restaurants in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Washington, D.C., between June 20 and Aug. 9.

In Colorado, the cheese was shipped between July 12 and Aug. 2 to Whole Foods’ Bel-Mar, Capitol Hill, Cherry Creek, Fort Collins, Highlands Ranch, Pearl Street, Southglenn, Superior, Tamarac and Washington Park stores.

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