Forever Cheese has voluntarily recalled one lot of its Frescolina-brand ricotta salata cheese due to listeria contamination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one person has died and 14 people have been hospitalized because of the listeria contamination.
The recalled cheese was sold from June 20 to August 9. The production number on the cheese was “441202”. USA Todayreports that the cheese was sold in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington.
According to the CDC, the first person became ill in March 28, the most recent person became ill on August 30. Four of the people that were sickened were pregnant women. Listeria can cause severe side effects for pregnant women. Consumers that purchased the recalled cheese are advised no to eat it and to throw it away.
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