QUESERIA CHIPILO INC. is announcing a recall of the following cheese products, all date codes up to and including September 26, 2010 – Fresco and Nov 25, 2010 – Oaxaca, Oaxaca String Cheese, Queso Fresco
The cheese products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, infection can cause miscarriages and still births among pregnant women.
The recalled cheese was distributed in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, CT, and Virginia to retail stores and wholesalers.
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The product is sold under the brand names of Queseria Chipilo, Chipilo and Aztlan. The firm also manufactures cheese for Mi Pueblito’s brand
Oaxaca String Cheese 890073001000 10lbs Plastic package with sell-by-label
Oaxaca String Cheese 890073001017 5lbs Plastic package with sell-by-label
Oaxaca String Cheese 890073001024 14oz Plastic package with sell-by-label
Queso Fresco 089007300115 14oz Plastic package or plastic bag package with sell-by-label
Oaxaca String Cheese 024077102245 10lbs Plastic package with sell-by-label
Oaxaca String Cheese 024007101003 14oz Plastic package with sell-by-label
Oaxaca String Cheese UPC no available 14oz Plastic package with sell-by-label
The problem was detected by FDA sampling at the facility and in finished product
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumer with question may call the company at 973-685-7148 Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 3:00 p.m.