Beardsworth says there are no confirmed reports of anyone getting sick from the cheese. She says the health department doens't know exactly where it was distributed, but knows the cheese was sold in Rhode Island.
Health officials expect the manufacturer to recall the product.
Listeria can cause serious infections in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.
Published at 11:30 AM EDT on Aug 24, 2010 | Updated at 11:46 AM EDT on Aug 24, 2010