Deli meats and packaged cheeses are being recalled by food safety officials due to possible Listeria contamination.
The recalled meats, which may have been sold at deli counters nationwide, may not have been labeled with a brand name when sold to consumers. Their original packages from producer Zadi Foods were labeled “Casa Italia” Prosciutto or “Emma Dry Prosciutto,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The meats were imported from Canada and tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes but no related illnesses have been reported. For more information, visit usda.gov.
The recalled cheeses include all packages of Mt. Vikos Manouri Sheep & Goat’s Milk Cheese regardless of best-by or best-before date. The cheese was sold by retailers in 4-ounce packages and to food service companies in larger packages. Retailers may have also repackaged the recalled cheese in random weight packages, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Listeria can cause fatal infections in children and the elderly or otherwise frail, and miscarriages or stillbirths among pregnant women, though healthy individuals may experience short-term and less severe symptoms, the FDA says. No illnesses related to this cheese recall have been reported.
For more information on the cheese recall, visit fda.gov.