January 16, 2018

Recall of Roos Cheeses for Listeria Expanded

The recall of Roos Foods cheeses for Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been expanded. There is an outbreak connected with the recall of these products. Hard cheeses are now being recalled as well as the company’s sour cream products. The expanded recall is also available in Spanish at the FDA web site.

Roos Foods Cheese Listeria OutbreakThe recall is expanded to include all product sizes and all containers of Santa Rosa de Lima Queso Duro Blando (hard cheese), and Mexicana Queso Cojito Molido. In addition, ALL sizes and containers of these cheese products are being recalled: Amigo, Anita, Mexicana, and Santa Rose de Lima brands of: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacer, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresco Round, and Queso Duro Viejo (hard cheeses), Requeson, Queso de Huerta and Quesco Fresco. The cheeses were packaged in different sized clear plastic wrapped styrofoam trays, clear plastic wrapped, clear plastic vacuum package, and clear rigid plastic containers.

They are also recalling all product sizes and containers of sour cream, including Santa Rosa de Lima Crema Salvadorena Cultured Sour Cream, Santa Rosa de Lima Mantequilla de Bolsa Tradicion Centroamericana, Crema Pura Mexicana Cultured Sour Cream, La Chapina Crema Guatemalteca Guatemalan Style Cream, and Amigo Brand Crema Centroamericana Cultured Sour Cream. These products are packaged in various sized white plastic tubs, clear plastic bags, clear plastic pouches, and clear plastic jars.

The products were distributed through retail stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. You can see some of the product labels at the FDA site. The outbreak has affected consumers in Maryland and California. If you have any of these products, destroy them or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

If you ate any of these products, monitor yourself for the symptoms of listeriosis, the illness caused by the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, for the next 70 days. Symptoms include flu-like fever and muscle aches, upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, stiff neck, headache, confusion, and convulsions. Pregnant woman can have just mild symptoms, but the illness can cause miscarriage and stillbirth. If you ate any of these products and have experienced these symptoms, see your doctor immediately.

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