Whole Foods Market announces recall of ricotta salata - CBS46 News

Whole Foods Market announces recall of ricotta salata

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Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling ricotta salata sold in 21 states 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 or elderly people.

Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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.

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