News Releases

September 28, 2012

Forever Cheese Expands the Recall of Marte brand Ricotta Salata Frescolina

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding the recall of

Marte brand Ricotta Salata Frescolina cheese, originally announced on September 14, 2012 due to possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination.

The cheese was sold to distributors for retailers and restaurants in AL, CA, CO, CT, D.C., FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. Products were sold to supermarkets, restaurants and wholesale distributors.

The cheese in question is Marte brand Frescolina Ricotta Salata, which is a product of Italy. The expanded recall, announced on September 14, 2012, includes ALL lots and ALL production codes. The following lots/production codes may be found on the original wheel. T5086/440220, T5520/440315, T6048/440417, T6528/440519, T7012/440703, T7452/440601, T7939/440822, T8419/441003, T8899/441020, T9425/441202, T9962/441227, U1392/450126.

Consumers may wish to follow up at the place they purchased the ricotta salata to ensure when it was cut or repacked that it was not relabeled. If the product was relabeled, consumers may not be able to determine if the cheese is Marte brand Ricotta Salata Frescolina.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm321245.htm?source=govdelivery.

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