Listeria in Frescolina ricotta salata cheese is the source of 3 deaths, 14 hospitalizations and impacting 11 states according to the CDC.
The cheese was sold to distributors for retailers and restaurants in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington between June 20, 2012 and August 9, 2012.
Consumers who purchased recalled Frescolina brand ricotta salata cheese are advised not to eat it and to discard any remaining cheese.
As of September 11, 2012, a total of 14 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogeneshave been reported from 11 states and the District of Columbia.
The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows:
District of Columbia (1),
New Jersey (1),
New Mexico (1),
New York (1),
Pennsylvania (1), and
All 14 ill persons have been hospitalized. Three deaths have been reported. Listeriosis contributed to at least one of these deaths.
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