Gorgonzola Cheese Recall Expanded in Colorado
November 15, 2010 – According to a products distributor, a recall of Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese sold by Costco Wholesale Stores in Colorado because of potentially deadly E. coli bacteria has been expanded to include additional packages.
A statement last week by DPI Specialty Foods of Tualatin, Ore., says the recalled cheese covers clear plastic packages of 1-pound wedges with sell-by dates of Jan. 2 through Jan 27.
The recall announced on Nov. 10, limited the questionable packages to those with sell-by dates of Jan. 13-14. The packages carry a white sticker that reads: “Distributed by DPI Specialty Foods Tualatin, Ore., ITALY 34449.”
E. coli Food Poisoning Information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that every year at least 2000 Americans are hospitalized, and about 60 die as a direct result of E. coli infection and its complications. A recent study estimated the annual cost of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses to be $405 million (in 2003 dollars), which included $370 million for premature deaths, $30 million for medical care, and $5 million for lost productivity.
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