70,000 Mozzarella Balls Confiscated After Turning Blue
A case of blue balls had Italian police confiscating 70,000 balls of mozzarella cheese in the area of Turin. Yahoo! News reported that consumers who were purchasing the cheese were expecting to get fresh milky-white mozzarella cheese but instead got white cheese balls that had a bluish tint when exposed to the air. Police were notified of the matter after several consumers reported the mozzarella balls turning blue and when one consumer decided to get them involved.
Updated Case of Italy's Blue Balls
German Cheese Supplier Claims Blue Tint Caused was Caused by a "harmless" Bacteria and is Shocked at Italian Seizure
There have been updates on the case of blue balls of mozzarella in Italy. The case came to light when 70,000 balls of mozzarella were recalled after turning blue when touched by air. Recent updates indicate that the bluish tint the balls of mozzarella experienced are from bacterial contamination which happened during production in Germany.