On September 12th, we reported that Forever Cheese was recalling one lot of Frescolina brand ricotta salata cheese, as it had the potential for listeria contamination. To date, tainted ricotta salata cheese has been linked to the death of three people, as well as hospitalized at least fifteen others.
Today it was announced that the recall has been expaneded. The affected cheese is Marte brand Frescolina Ricotta Salata. The recall was expanded to include all lots and all production codes, as opposed to the original recall of one lot.
The following lots/production codes may be found on the original wheel.
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.