Whole Foods Recalls Ricotta Salata Cheese

Yesterday, we told you about a recall of Ricotta Salata Cheese, due to the potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

Whole Foods Market has jumped in and recalled the ricotta salata from its supplier, Forever Cheese Inc., which was packaged in clear plastic wrap, and sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label with the PLU 293427. The “sell by” dates through October 2nd are affected by the recall.

Whole Foods Market stores in the following states are affected:

  • Alabama (1 store)
  • Arizona (2 stores)
  • California (2 stores)
  • Colorado(2 stores)
  • Florida (5 stores)
  • Georgia (4 stores)
  • Kansas (1 store)
  • Kentucky (1 store)
  • Maryland (6 stores)
  • North Carolina (7 stores)
  • New Jersey (2 stores)
  • New Mexico (2 stores)
  • New York (2 stores)
  • Ohio (2 stores)
  • Oregon (6 stores)
  • Pennsylvania (5 stores)
  • South Carolina (1 store)
  • Tennessee (3 stores)
  • Utah (1 store)
  • Virginia (6 stores)

To date, fourteen illnesses have been reported, as well as three deaths.

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