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A Cheese in the United States Imported from Italy was Found to be Contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Issue Date

27 August 2007

Source of Information

Georgia Department of Agriculture , USA

Food Product

Cheese

Name of Product

Locatelli brand Ricotta Salata Cheese

Importer Information

Imported into USA from Italy

Product Description

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Durability Indication

"SELL BY" date of “ 01/21/08 ”

Reason for Recall

Contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Action Taken by the
Centre for Food Safety

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has contacted the Italian Consulate for more information. The CFS has also alerted the trade and is closely monitoring the situation.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected products.

Advice to Consumers

Consumers who have purchased the affected products should stop consuming them. They should seek medical advice if symptoms develop.

Further Information

The Georgia Department of Agriculture, USA press release

The CFS press release


Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
28 August 2007

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