Forever Cheese Inc. is expanding its recall of all Marte brand Ricotta Salata Frescolina cheese, originally announced earlier in September 2012, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The cheese was sold to distributors for retailers and restaurants in AL, CA, CO, CT, D.C., FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. Products were sold to supermarkets, restaurants and wholesale distributors.
The cheese in question is Marte brand Frescolina Ricotta Salata, which is a product of Italy. The expanded recall includes ALL lots and ALL production codes.
The following lots/production codes may be found on the original wheel. T5086/440220, T5520/440315, T6048/440417, T6528/440519, T7012/440703, T7452/440601, T7939/440822, T8419/441003, T8899/441020, T9425/441202, T9962/441227, U1392/450126.
Consumers may wish to follow up at the place they purchased the ricotta salata to ensure when it was cut or repacked that it was not relabeled. If the product was relabeled, consumers may not be able to determine if the cheese is Marte brand Ricotta Salata Frescolina.
There is an outbreak of 15 reported illnesses in 12 states that has been linked to this particular cheese.
Distributors and retailers are being contacted in an effort to recall any and all remaining product in the marketplace.
If you believe that you have purchased any of this cheese, contact your distributor or retailer for a full refund. If you have any questions please call Forever Cheese contact Jeff DiMeo at (888)930-8693 between 9 am – 5pm (Monday-Friday) EST and mention “Recall”.
Forever Cheese Inc. is expanding its recall of all Marte brand Ricotta Salata Frescolina cheese, originally announced ...