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MINEOLA, N.Y. - Pollio Italian Cheese Company on Friday recalled certain Polly-O ricotta cheese packages and some foodservice ricotta products because of potential contamination from Salmonella bacteria. The products were distributed to 18 states.
Pollio said the Department of Defense contacted the company and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets on Friday when a sample of cheese tested positive for the bacteria.
The company recalled 15 oz. and 3 lb. Polly-O Ricotta Cheese with the code date DEC-10 PD1, which was distributed through retail grocery stores and foodservice distributors primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Seven varieties of 3 lb. foodservice products with the code date DEC-10 PD1 were distributed nationally to foodservice distributors also primarily in the same 18 states.
The foodservice products are sold to foodservice distributors under the brands Alberto, Margarita, Sassone, Sansone, Caruso, Pastosa and DiCarlo.
No illnesses had been reported associated with the products on Friday.