Earlier this week, we notified you of the Forever Cheese recall of its Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese products and, now, 14 listeria related illnesses have sparked a massive 21-state recall by Whole Foods Market today (September 13, 2012).
Whole Foods Market has just issued a recall involving the same Frescolina brand cheeses due to listeria concerns. According to the press release, “The recalled Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese was cut into wedges, packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label using PLU 293427. All “sell by” dates through Oct. 2 are affected. Fourteen illnesses have been reported which may be associated with the Frescolina recall.”
Here is a breakdown of which Whole Foods Markets were affected by the recall: Alabama (1 store), Arizona (2 stores), California (2 stores), Colorado (2 stores), Florida (5 stores), Georgia (4 stores), Kansas (1 store), Kentucky (1 store), Maryland (6 stores), North Carolina (7 stores), New Jersey (2 stores), New Mexico (2 stores), New York (2 stores), Ohio (2 stores), Oregon (6 stoers), Pennsylvania (5 stores), South Carolina (1 store), Tennessee (3 stores), Utah (1 stores), Virginia (6 stores), Washington (6 stores), Washington DC (3 stores).
Whole Foods Market has put up signs in all of their affected stores to notify consumers of the problem. Those with questions or concerns can call 512-542-0060 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time or return the product to the store for a full refund.