The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Nazareth Classic and Nazareth Light cheese distributed by Atalanta Corp. of Elizabeth, N. J., and sold mostly in northeast retail stores.
WHY: The cheese may be contaminated with Listeria, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms may include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It may cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
INCIDENTS: None reported. The potential contamination of Listeria was noted after a routine testing of a bulk of cheese by the Belgium manufacturer.
HOW MANY: Less than 70 cases.
FOR MORE: Contact Atalanta Corp. at 908-351-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.