June 16, 2024

New E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak on FDA CORE Table

A new E. coli O157:H7 outbreak has been announced on the FDA's CORE Outbreak Investigation Table. There are only two active investigations on that table. The new E. coli O157:H7 outbreak has sickened at least nine people. We do not know the states where the ill persons live, the patient age range, illness onset dates, or what type of food is linked to this outbreak. The FDA has started conducted traceback. The second outbreak on the table is the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that is linked to Infinite Herbs fresh organic basil. There are at least 12 people in seven states sick in that outbreak. Two recalls have been issued in relation to that outbreak. The Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to Rizo-Lopez queso fresco and cotija cheese has ended and that investigation was … [Read more...]

FDA On End of Rizo-Lopez Cheese Deadly Listeria Outbreak

The FDA has weighed in on the end of the Rizo-Lopez cheese deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak which was declared over by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 9, 2024. There were 26 people sickened in 11 states, 23 of those patients were hospitalized, and two patients, who lived in California and Texas, died. There were many secondary recalls issued as a result of this outbreak. The recalled dairy products, including queso fresh and cotija cheese, and products made with those items were sold under these brand names: Bright Farms, Campesino, Casa Cardenas, Dole, Don Francisco, Don Pancho, Dos Ranchitos, El Huache, Food City, Fresh & Ready Foods, Fresh Express, H-E-B, Jack & Olive, La Ordena, Marketside, Maverick Foods, President’s Choice, Ready Pac … [Read more...]

Deadly Rizo-Lopez Listeria Outbreak Ends With 26 Sick, 2 Dead

The deadly Rizo-Lopez Listeria monocytogenes outbreak has ended with 26 people sick in 11 states, 23 hospitalizations, and two deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many secondary recalls were issued in the wake of this outbreak that included crema, yogurt, meal kits, sandwiches, and meals. The case count by state was: Arizona (4), California (8), Colorado (4), Florida (1), Georgia (1), Nevada (1), North Carolina (1), Oregon (1), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), and Washington (1). The patient age range is from less than one to 88 years. Illness onset dates range from June 15, 2014 to December 10, 2023. The people who died lived in California and Texas. Illness onset dates ranged from June 15, 2014 to December 10, 2023. And in this outbreak, two people … [Read more...]

Amy’s Kitchen Enchilada Verde Whole Meal Recalled For Listeria

Amy's Kitchen Enchilada Verde Whole Meal is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination because it was made with cheese from Rizo Lopez Foods, according to a notice on the Publix web site. Some Rizo Lopez products are linked to a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has sickened at least 26 people in 11 states and hospitalized 23. Two people who lived in California and Texas died. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Amy's Kitchen. The recall is based on a notice by Rizo-Lopez telling Amy's Kitchen about the possible presence of Listeria in the cheese used to produce the meal. No other Amy's Kitchen products or lots are involved in this recall. The recalled item … [Read more...]

Rico Enchiladas Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

Rico Enchiladas are being voluntarily recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The products were made with recalled Rizo-Lopez queso fresco containing cheese. Some Rizo-Lopez products are linked to a deadly multistate Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these particular products. The recalling firm is Rico Brand of Salt Lake City, Utah. These items were distributed in supermarkets in northern Utah, including Smith's, Harmons, Macey's The Store, and Fresh Markets. The enchiladas are packaged in a deep meal tray made of plant fiber with film 800. The products are all Rico brand. The recalled items include Cheese Enchiladas with Red, four in a package, with UPC number 65366006001 in a 14.5 … [Read more...]

Retail List For Listeria Rizo-Lopez Dairy Products Released

The retail list for Listeria Rizo-Lopez dairy products that are linked to a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak has been released by the FDA. The list, that is 24 pages long, includes grocery stores from several states. Most of the stores are in California, but there are also stores in Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington that are included. This list may not include all retail establishments that received the recall product, or may include stores that did not receive the products. The actual list of recalled products is the most accurate determination. In this outbreak, the patient case count by state is: Arizona (4), California (8), Colorado (4), Florida (1), Georgia (1), Nevada (1), North Carolina (1), Oregon (1), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), and Washington … [Read more...]

Types of Rizo-Lopez Foods Recalled For Possible Listeria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published an overall list of the types of Rizo-Lopez foods that have been recalled in the wake of a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. Both FDA and USDA regulated foods are included on this list. The outbreak has sickened at least 26 people in 11 states. Twenty-three of the patients have been hospitalized, and two people have died. The case count by state remains at: Arizona (4), California (8), Colorado (4), Florida (1), Georgia (1), Nevada (1), North Carolina (1), Oregon (1), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), and Washington (1). The patient age range is from less than one to 88 years. Illness onset dates range from June 15, 2014 to December 10, 2023.  The patients who died lived in Texas and California. All Rizo-Lopez dairy … [Read more...]

Bristol Farms Chicken Street Taco Kit Recalled For Listeria

Bristol Farms Chicken Street Taco Kits are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Chipotle Crema sauce in the kit was made using Rizo-Lopez cotija cheese that was recalled in relation to a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this particular product. The recalling firm is Bristol Farms. The recalled product is Bristol Farms Chicken Street Taco Kits that are packaged in a 9 ounce container. The UPC number that is stamped on the product label is 207490 509994 and the sell by dates is 1/18/24. The kits were sold at these Bristol Farms California retail store locations: Hollywood, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Palm Desert, Rolling Hills, Santa Barbara, Santa … [Read more...]

Health Alert For Items Made With Rizo-Lopez Cheese Updated

The public health alert issued by the USDA for items made with Rizo-Lopez Cheese has been updated to include more products. These foods were made with recalled Rizo-Lopez cheese and dairy products in association with a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. The original alert was for Amazon Foods Chicken Chile Verde Burrito with Rice, Black Beans and Monterey Jack. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these items. The recalling firm is SK Food Group of Reno, Nevada. You can see the long list of these products at the USDA web site, along with expiration dates, package sizes, and UPC numbers along with some lot codes. The recalled products include Rico Chicken Enchiladas with Green Salsa, Rice, and Beans; Rico Chicken Enchiladas With Mole, … [Read more...]

S&S Ham & Cotija Torta Recalled For Possible Listeria

S&S Ham & Cotija Torta Sandwich on Telera Roll is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The sandwich was made with cotija cheese from Rizo-Lopez Foods that is linked to a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. The recalling firm is MG Foods of Melbourne, Florida. This product was sold only in Florida at the retail level. The cotija cheese was used to make the recalled product that was sold between February 2, 2024 and February 9, 2024 via vending machine and grab-and-go retail markets. The recalled product is Ham & Cotija Torta Sandwich on Telera Roll that is packaged in an 8.3 ounce plastic container. The UPC number for this item … [Read more...]

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