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

Issue Date 28 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 --
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