Cheese and Popcorn Recalls Issued

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department issued press releases for recalls on two products sold in New Mexico.

Dale and Thomas Popcorn products were recalled including:

  • Aged White Cheddar
  • Almond Biscotti
  • American Cheese
  • Apple Crisp
  • Bacon Ranch
  • Black & White Drizzle
  • Caramel
  • Caramel Roasted Peanuts
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Cinnamon Sugar Drizzle
  • Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip Drizzle
  • Kettlecorn
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Wasabi Reserve

The products were distributed to various retailers, vendors, distribution centers and consumers through the Internet on or after Aug. 8, 2012 with Best By dates of Feb. 4, 2013 through March 12, 2013.

In New Mexico, the products were sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. 

All recalled products were packaged in red bags of various sizes. Consumers can identify if they have purchased an impacted product by looking at the Best By date located in the front, top right corner of the package and the Bag UPC (Code) located in the nutritional panel found on the back, bottom left corner of the package.

The products are possibly contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal 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 high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Anyone who is concerned about a possible health problem or illness should contact a healthcare provider immediately.

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The second product recall is fo Mitica Ricotta Salata. The recalled Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese was cut into wedges, packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label using PLU 293427.

All “sell by” dates through Oct. 2 are affected. Fourteen illnesses have been reported, which may be associated with the Frescolina recall.

It may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.

Customers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market may return it to the store for a full refund, and call 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. central standard time, Monday through Friday with questions to 512-542-0060.



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