Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption

Forever Cheese

Listeria spurs additional Pecorino aged cheese recall in 9 states

Forever Cheese Inc. is recalling Mitica brand imported Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves that was shipped to nine states because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. “The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by Forever Cheese which revealed that the imported cheese tested positive for the bacteria,” according to the recall… Continue Reading

Listeria-contaminated Cheese Leads to Premature Birth; Family Sues Distributor

Update: Since this story was originally published, the infant born prematurely to Joanna Valentine and Laurie Sorenson died, and a wrongful death suit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of the family. His name was Felix. A California couple has filed suit against the importer, distributor and retailer of the ricotta… Continue Reading

More Victims Counted in Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ricotta

Three more illnesses have been counted in the Listeria outbreak linked to ricotta cheese imported from Italy by a New-York based distributor, bringing the total number of people sickened to 18. All victims have been hospitalized. Forever Cheese of Long Island City, NY has recalled all lots of its Ricotta Salata Frescolina cheese over the… Continue Reading

Recall of Ricotta Linked to Listeria Outbreak Expands

The New York-based importer that recalled its ricotta cheese earlier this month after the product was linked to a multistate Listeria outbreak has expanded its recall to include all lots of the cheese distributed between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. Forever Cheese of Long Island City, NY issued the expanded recall of its… Continue Reading

Seattle Woman Sues Forever Cheese and Distributor

A Seattle woman who spent the better part of two weeks in the intensive care unit as doctors worked to find the right antibiotic regimen to combat the Listeria infection she attributes to contaminated cheese is suing the company and its distributor. Named as defendants in the complaint are New York-based Forever Cheese, importer of… Continue Reading

WA Counts Victim in Nationwide Listeria Cheese Outbreak

The total number of people sickened with Listeria infections linked to ricotta cheese from a New York Cheese importer has risen from 14 to 15, with a new illness reported in Washington State, according to the outbreak updateissued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday. The total number of cases by state… Continue Reading

Cheese Maker Put on Import Alert After Listeria Outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has placed Italian company Fattorie Chiarappa on import alert after the company’s product was linked to a multistate Listeria outbreak. All cheese from this company will be barred from entering through ports of entry unless the company can show that it is not contaminated. To date, 14 people in… Continue Reading

More Cheese Linked to Listeria Outbreak Recalled

A Washington state-based cheese distributor is recalling 390 pounds of its ricotta cheese because the product is subject to a prior recall after being linked to a multistate Listeria outbreak. Peterson Company of Auburn, WA issued a voluntary recall of its Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese, distributed by Forever Cheese of Long Island City, NY…. Continue Reading