Listeria Prompts Recall of Calabro Cheese Appetizer Products

Calabro Cheese of East Haven, Connecticut is recalling approximately 57 pounds of Rotolini—meat and cheese roll appetizer products—that may be contaminated with <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced.

This recall is considered a Class I, which means that this is a health hazard situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

The products subject to recall include eight-ounce packages of “CALABRO All Natural ROTOLINI Mozzarella & Prosciutto.” The packages also bear a white sticker with the lot number “3190” and establishment number “34051M” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The antipasto products were produced on November 15, 2010, and distributed to warehouses and retail outlets in Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts, as well as Westport, Connecticut. The product was not part of the National School Lunch Program.

The problem was discovered through microbiological sampling by FSIS personnel. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product, to date.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis; however, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Customer Service Representative Tijae Silva at (203) 469-1311, Ext. 101.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

Help filing claims and other legal assistance for the victims of food borne illness, including Listeria monocytogenes, is available at <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">www.YourLawyer.com.

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