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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of October 24, 2012

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Event Detail

Event ID 63184
Product Type Food
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Whole Foods Market
City Austin
State TX
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-09-11
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Letter
Distribution Pattern Nationwide to 21 states

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
Frescolina and Mitica brand Ricotta Salata cheeses were cut into wedges, packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label using PLU 293427 and PLU 294413, respectively. All "sell by" dates through Oct. 2 are affected. Frescolina Ricotta Salata PLU 293427. Mitica Ricotta Salata PLU 294413. All with Sell by dates Oct 2, 2012. Class I Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling ricotta salata sold in 21 states and Washington, D.C. that came from its supplier Forever Cheese Inc. of Long Island City, NY. Forever Cheese recalled this cheese product because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Approximately 2500 lbs F-0110-2013
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