DENVER — One person in Colorado has become ill with listeria as a result of eating cheese that is now under recall.
The Forever Cheese company says it is recalling all Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand, Forever Cheese lot # T9425 and/or production code 441202 sold at Whole Food stores in Colorado between June 20 and August 9, 2012.
The company says there have been 14 cases of listeria reported in 11 states.
The Colorado Health Department confirms one of the cases is in Colorado. It says the cheese was sold at 10 Whole Food locations: Bel-Mar, Capitol Hill, Cherry Creek, Fort Collins, Highlands Ranch, Pearl Street, Southglenn, Superior, Tamarac and Washington Park.
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 Forever Cheese (888) 930-8693.
Listeria is 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.