On May 30th, Fresca Italia recalled a single production batch of its Burrata Italian-style fresh cheese after the California Dept. of Food & Agriculture detected Listeria monocytogenes in the product.
The cheese, which was sold in restaurants and retails stores in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay area, was labeled with the manufacturer's name “Caseificio Voglie di Latte” and an expiration date of 24/5/2008.
Tests carried out subsequently by FDA found Listeria monocytogenes in additional batches of Burrata. In consequence, Fresca Italia has expanded its recall to include all outstanding batches of “Caseificio Voglie di Latte” Burrata that are still in circulation – 1,757 pounds of cheese in all.
Consumers who purchased “Caseificio Voglie di Latte” Burrata with an expiry date of 24/5/2008, 31/5/2008 or 07/06/2008 should return the cheese to the store for a full refund.