Forever Cheese Inc is recalling all Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese from lot T9425 due to possible listeria contamination. The product in question may also feature a production code of 441202.
The cheese was sold to distributors, retailers and restaurants in the follow states: CA, CO, D.C., FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, VA, WA. The date of sale ranges from June 20, 2012 to August 9, 2012.
According to the official FDA press release, there have been 14 reported illnesses in 11 states that may have been caused by the contaminated cheese.
The specific cheese in question in Ricotta Salata brand Frescolina from one production date coded 441202 on the original wheel.
Symptoms of listeriosis include headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It is particularly dangerous for children, elderly individuals, those with weakened immune symptoms and pregnant women. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths for pregnant women.
Consumers with questions or concerns can contact Forever Cheese (888)930-8693, contact Jeff DiMeo from 9 am – 5pm EST and mention Recall. If you have the recalled item, you can contact your retailer for a full refund.
Official Recall: FDA.gov