9 Listeria cases were related to a pregnancy; 3 of the illnesses were diagnosed in newborns.
Ricotta Cheese Recalled for Listeria Contamination
On September 14, 2012, Forever Cheese, Inc. expanded an earlier recall of Marte brand Frescolina ricotta salata. The cheese was imported from Italy by Forever Cheese and was later distributed nationwide. The ricotta salata cheese was inconsistently labeled after it was repacked, and consumers may have purchased ricotta salata cheese not labeled "Marte" or "Frescolina".
Ricotta-Related Listeria Cases Reported in 13 States
The CDC has identified Listeria cases associated with the consumption of contaminated Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand ricotta cheese in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Listeria cases reported by state include: California (3), Colorado (1), District of Columbia (1), Maryland (3), Minnesota (1), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (3), New Mexico (1), New York (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (2), Virginia (3), and Washington (1).
Listeria Monocytogenes 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 and encephalitis or meningitis in the elderly or immunocompromised individuals.
Contact the Marler Clark Listeria Attorneys
If you or a family member became ill with a Listeria infection after consuming contaminated ricotta cheese and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Listeria and other foodborne illnesses, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.
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