Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Shredded Mozzarella Recalled in Australia

Alba Cheese Manufacturing Pty. Ltd. is recalling a batch of shredded mozzarella cheese labelled with a Best Before date of 25/4/08. The cheese is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The shredded mozzarella is packaged in 3 kg. plastic bags and was distributed through delis, corner stores and pizza shops in the state of Victoria, Australia. Purchasers of the recalled cheese should return it to the store for a full refund.

Healthy adults usually suffer no more than a mild flu-like illness or mild gastroenteritis if infected with Listeria monocytogenes, but this microbe can be very dangerous to the elderly, the very young, the immunocompromised, and pregnant women. If you live in Victoria and have purchased shredded mozzarella, please check the packaging to determine whether or not your cheese has been recalled. If in doubt, throw it out.

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