News Releases

September 13, 2012

Whole Foods Market Recalls Cheese

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding the recall of ricotta salata sold in 21 states and Washington, D.C. that came from its supplier Forever Cheese Inc. of Long Island City, NY.  Forever Cheese recalled this cheese product because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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.

Whole Foods Market stores in the following states are affected by this recall:  Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Washington, D.C.

The full recall and production information can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm319304.htm?source=govdelivery.

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