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Quesos MI PUEBLITO, LLC Recalls Cheese Products Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- August 27, 2009 -- Quesos Mi Pueblito, LLC of Passaic, NJ is announcing a recall of the following cheese products with Sell by Date from February 2, 2009 to present:
LA FE OAXACA STRING CHEESE
EL VIEJITO OAXACA CHEESE
MI PUEBLITO COTIJA/AñEJO
MI PUEBLITO CUAJADA FRESCA
MI PUEBLITO QUESO COLOMBIANO DE ARRIERO
MI PUEBLITO QUESO MOLIDO
MI PUEBLITO QUESO COTIJA TRIANGULO
MI PUEBLITO QUESO FRESCO
MI PUEBLITO QUESO FRESCO DE RANCHO
MI PUEBLITO QUESO CASERO
MI PUEBLITO QUESO OAXACA
MI PUEBLITO REQUESON
MI PUEBLITO SERRANO
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, and Virginia through Puebla Foods, INC., Passaic, N.J. to retail stores and wholesalers.
These products sizes and packages are as follows:
|LA FE OAXACA STRING CHEESE||0 23545 40115 6 / 14 oz. pack||plastic package with sell-by label|
|EL VIEJITO OAXACA CHEESE||7 18122 18071 4 / 14 oz. pack, 10 lb. ball||plastic package with sell-by label|
|MI PUEBLITO COTIJA/AñEJO||0 24077 10221 4/ vacuum packed in plastic wrap by weight||plastic wrapped with sell-by label|
|MI PUEBLITO CUAJADA FRESCA||0 24077 10216 0 / 14 oz. pack||plastic package with sell-by label|
|MI PUEBLITO QUESO COLOMBIANO DE ARRIERO||0 24077 10219 1 / 8 oz. pack||plastic package with sell-by label|
|MI PUEBLITO QUESO MOLIDO||0 24077 10211 5 / 14 oz. pack||plastic package with sell-by label|
|MI PUEBLITO QUESO COTIJA TRIANGULO||0 24077 10220 7 / 14 oz. pack||plastic package with sell-by label|
|MI PUEBLITO QUESO FRESCO||0 24077 100258 / 14 oz. pack, 10 lb. ball||plastic package with sell-by label|
|MI PUEBLITO QUESO FRESCO DE RANCHO||0 24077 10215 3 / 14 oz. pack||plastic clam shell container, plastic wrap with sell-by label|
|MI PUEBLITO QUESO CASERO||0 24077 10222 1 / 14 oz. pack||plastic clam shell container, plastic wrap with sell-by label|
|MI PUEBLITO QUESO OAXACA||0 24077 10224 5 / 14 oz. pack||plastic package with sell-by label|
|MI PUEBLITO REQUESON||0 24077 10200 9 / 15 oz. pack||plastic package with sell-by label|
|MI PUEBLITO SERRANO||0 24007 10200 0 / 16 oz. pack||plastic package with sell-by label|
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall is a result of sampling and analyses by the NJ Dept. of Health and Senior Services.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call the company at 973-473-4494, Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4 p.m.