Listeria Alert: Frescolina Ricotta Salata Contaminated
Yesterday the CDC announced that three deaths and 14 illnesses have been linked to an imported ricotta salata as a result of listeria contamination. Tough news for Forever Cheese, who voluntarily recalled the cheese after it was suspected to be infected with listeria. Consumers have been told to throw out any of this cheese immediately:
Forever Cheese of Astoria, N.Y., has voluntarily recalled one lot of its Frescolina-brand ricotta salata cheese because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The cheese was sold between June 20 and Aug. 9. The original, large wheels of cheese had a production number of "441202" on them.
The CDC did not say where the death occurred. State health officials in Maryland said three people have been hospitalized after consuming listeria-tainted cheese.
We will update you immediately with any new information we gather.