August 18, 2019

Kenny’s Farmhouse Recalls Cheese for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese is recalling several varieties of cheese because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no reports of illness linked to the consumption of these products. The four types of cheese recalled are Kentucky Rose, Kentucky Bleu, Awe-Brie, and Tomme de Nena. You can see the cheeses, sizes, and lot numbers at the FDA site. They were sold to farmers markets, restaurants, distributors, and retail stores in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia between August 22 and September 25, 2012. If you have purchased these products, do not eat, but return to the place of purchase for a full refund. For questions and more information, call 270-434-4124 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CT. … [Read more...]

Maker of Cheese Linked to Deadly Listeria Outbreak Put on Import Alert By FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed the maker of recalled cheese linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak that has sickened 14 people and killed two on import alert. Cheese made by Fattorie Chiarappa S.R.L.of Conversano, Italy, will be denied admission into the United States unless the company can show, through independent lab testing, that it is not contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Federal officials have identified imported ricotta salata as the source of a Listeria outbreak that has sickened 14 people in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Ricotta salata is not the same kind of ricotta cheese that is sold in tubs and often used to make lasagna. The cheese was distributed by Forever Cheese of Long Island City, NY, to various wholesale and retail stores … [Read more...]

Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Linked To Forever Cheese Includes Ohio and Colorado

A Colorado resident and an Ohio resident are among the 14 people who have been sickened in an 11-state outbreak of listeriosis linked to Frescolina brand Ricotta Salata by Forever Cheese, state public health officials told Food Poisoning Bulletin today. The outbreak was announced last night by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The case patient in Ohio is a 29-year-old female living in Franklin County, according to a health department spokeswoman. Specific information about the Colorado patient was not available. Ricotta salata is a pressed and dried variation of ricotta cheese which is usually made with sheep’s milk. The recalled cheese was distributed to restaurants, retailers and wholesalers in 18 states and the District of Columbia between June 20 and August 9, 2012. … [Read more...]

Cheese Listeria Outbreak Linked to Frescolina Brand Ricotta Salata

A Listeria  outbreak linked to Frescolina brand Ricotta Salata by Forever Cheese has sickened 14 people in 11 states and prompted a nationwide recall. The potential contamination was discovered after an illness was reported in connection with eating the cheese. The cheese was sold to retailers, restaurants and wholesalers in 18 states and the District of Columbia between June 20 and August 9, 2012.  Consumers who have this cheese at home should not eat it. Ricotta Salata is a variation of ricotta cheese that has been pressed and dried. It is most often made with sheep's milk. The recalled cheese had a production date code of 441202 on the original wheel. It was initially distributed to the following states: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, VA, WA, and … [Read more...]

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