Sunday, June 1, 2008

Fresca Italia, Inc., Recalls Burrata Because of Possible Health Risk

Fresca Italia of Brisbane, CA is recalling Burrata because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious 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 fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal, or diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

This product was distributed in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California in retail stores and restaurants.

This product weighs approximately 8.8oz and is packaged in a white and green plastic wrapper with the manufacturer’s name, “Caseificio Voglie di Latte” and the product name “Burrata” The only batch subject to the recall will be labeled with the expiration date of 24/5/2008.

The recall is the result of survey sampling by the California Dept. of Food & Agriculture which revealed that the product in question contained the bacteria. Fresca Italia has immediately halted further distribution.

If you have any Caseificio Voglie di Latte Burrata with an expiration of 24/5/2008 please return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 415-468-9800.

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