An appetizer tray recalled two days before Thanksgiving may have still hit tables, potentially poisoning consumers with Listeriosis.
Calabro Cheese, an East Haven, Conn. establishment is recalling approximately 57 pounds of its Rotolini, meat and cheese roll appetizer products because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The food affected by the recall includes:
- 8-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 food was produced on Nov. 15, 2010 and distributed to warehouses and retail outlets in Boston and Springfield, Mass. as well as Westport, Conn., according to the FSIS.
No illnesses have been reported from the recall, but Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in people with fragile immune systems, including children and the elderly. The foodborne illness pathogen can cause severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
As a North Charleston foodborne illness attorney , I urge consumers to throw away the potentially tainted food, or return it to where it was purchased for a refund. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their doctor.