July 11, 2020

La Clarita Queseria Cheese Recalled for Staphylococcus

La Clarita Queseria Queso Fresco Cheese is being recalled in New York for possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination. Testing by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets discovered the bacteria in the product. No illnesses have been reported.

Recall SignageThis is a fresh cheese, sold in 12 ounce plastic tubs. The label has plant number 36/8585 and the product lot code is MAY 13, 2015. The manufacturer is Queseria La Poblanita Inc of New York. The Spanish-style cheese was distributed to delis and stores in the New York metro area. A routine sample of the cheese tested positive for high levels of Staphylococcus aureus on April 15, 2015.

If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a sealed or double bagged container, or return to the store where you purchased it for a refund. This bacteria causes rapid food poisoning within hours after exposure, including vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, headache, and muscle cramps.

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