October 10, 2012 – Whole Foods Recalls Ricotta Salata Because of Possible Contamination
On October 2nd, Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese produced by Forever Cheese Inc. located in Long Island, NY was recalled by Whole Foods Market. The reason for this action is that there was a possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. According to the FDA, the recalled ricotta salata was distributed to stores in 21 states (Number of stores in each state) and Washington D.C.(3) including AL(1), AZ(2), CA(2), CO(2), FL(5), GA(4), KA(1), KY(1), MY(6), NC(7), NJ(2), NM(2), NY(2), OH(2), OR(6), PA(5), and SC(1).
The recalled ricotta salata was packaged as wedges in clear plastic wrap with a PLU number of 293427. All sell by dates through October 2nd are affected. There are also 14 illnesses that are being looked into that may have been caused by eating the contaminated product.
Initial symptoms of listeriosis, the infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes, may include fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions.
Personal Injury Attorney, Eric H. Weinberg, is assisting patients that have been diagnosed with listeriosis. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with listeriosis please fill out the easy to use Listeria Lawsuit Form on this page or call toll free at 877-934-6274.