May 28, 2003
Schratter Foods Has Recalled Ricotta
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following information.
Ricotta Salata, Pasta Stuffing Cheese, Made from 100 % pure sheeps milk,
cultures, rennet, salt. Imported from Italy. Pressed cooked cheese. Product
was distributed in bulk and in pre-cut pieces. Recall # F-369-3.
Bulk product code - PD 5/23/02. Pre-cut - sell by dates from January 4, 2003
through February 20, 2003.
Schratter Foods, Inc., Fairfield, NJ, by letters on November 26, 2002, press
release on November 27, 2002, fax notifications followed by telephone calls.
State initiated recall is ongoing.
Ricotta Salata Cheese was found to be contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE