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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of October 24, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description 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.
Recall Number F-0110-2013
Classification Class I
Code Info Frescolina Ricotta Salata PLU 293427. Mitica Ricotta Salata PLU 294413. All with Sell by dates Oct 2, 2012.
Product Distributed Qty Approximately 2500 lbs
Reason For Recall 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.

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