July 10, 2001BelGioioso Cheese (Denmark, WI)
Recalls 3,900 Pounds of Fresh Mozzarella
WI - BelGioioso Cheese, Inc. of Denmark, WI is recalling 3,900 pounds of its 8-ounce bags
of vacuum pack Fresh Mozzarella because of possible contamination with Listeria
monocytogenes, 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.
The recalled bags were distributed throughout the Uhited States.
The product comes in an 8-ounce, printed package marked with an expiration date of 7/23/01
printed on the package.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The possible contamination was noted after routine testing by the Food and Drug
Administration revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. This recall is being
conducted with the knowledge of FDA.
Consumers who have purchased 8-ounce bags of Fresh Mozzarella with a 7/23/01 code date are
urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions
may contact the company at 1-877-863-2123.
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