Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese sold by Costco stores in Colorado is being recalled because of the possibility that it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The U.S Food and Drug Administration says Colorado health officials discovered the E. coli-positive sample of cheese during their investigation into the recent E. coli outbreak in five Southwestern states involving  Bravo Farms Gouda-style raw milk cheese served or sold by Costco.

The  bacterial strain from this Gorgonzola cheese is different from the strain linked to those 33 illnesses, according to the FDA.  

DPI Specialty Foods of Tualatin, Oregon, which distributed the cheese, says the recalled cheese is packaged in clear plastic in approximately 1-pound wedges.  It has sell-by dates of Jan. 13 or 14, 2011.

A white sticker on the package reads: “Distributed by DPI Specialty Foods Tualatin, Ore., ITALY 34449”.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the product. 

Consumers may contact DPI Specialty Foods at 1-800-597-3876.