Make Our Food Safe
09/12/2012

"Fatal listeria outbreak linked to imported cheese"

USA Today | Elizabeth Weise

"A national outbreak of listeria linked to imported cheese has killed at least one person and sent 14 to the hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Three deaths have been reported among those who were sickened but so far listeria has been confirmed as a contributing factor in only one of those. CDC and state officials are investigating the other deaths.

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..."

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