Following the recognition of a potential listeria contamination, 21 states and the District of Columbia are recalling ricotta cheese in Whole Foods stores across the nation. Florida is one of the 21 states that is affected by the risk of this contamination in ricotta cheese.
Those who have already purchased ricotta cheese from their local Whole Foods store in Florida can contact the stores on an individual basis to receive a full refund. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), listeriosis is a serious infection that is brought on by the consumption of contaminated food.
In collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as public health and regulatory officials in individual states, an ongoing investigation continues to find and remove all food items with this contamination present.
In terms of this specific recall, the FDA website claimed 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.
If you or a loved one believes that they may have consumed this recalled item, contact Gordon & Doner's West Palm Beach product liability attorneys for a free consultation.