Peterson Company Recalls Ricotta Salata Frescolina Brand Cheese for Possible Health Risk in 2 states

 September 17, 2012 – Peterson Company is recalling Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese that came from its supplier Forever Cheese of Long Island City, NY. Forever Cheese recalled this cheese product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The cheese was sold to distributors, retailers and restaurants in Washington and Oregon states between July 17 and September 10, 2012.

The cheese is Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand, cut into 7 ounce pieces, with manufacturer codes 7022, 7212, 7272 and 7432. There is a total of 390 pounds in distribution.

The potential for contamination was noted after an illness was reported in connection with eating the cheese. Each and every distributor, retailer and restaurant has been contacted in an effort to recall any and all remaining product in the marketplace.

If you believe that you have purchased any of this cheese please contact your distributor or retailer for a full refund. If you have any questions please call Peterson Company 253-249-2453, contact Scott Williams or Kelly Beale Monday through Friday 9 am – 5pm PST and mention Recall, or email Recall@petersoncheese.com.

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 For complete recall information click here:       Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts Peterson Company Recalls Ricotta Salata Frescolina Brand Cheese for Possible Health Risk in 2 states.

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