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Quesos MI PUEBLITO, LLC Recalls Cheese Products Because of Possible Health Risk

 

Contact:
Martha Acevedo
(973) 473-4494

 

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:

 

Brand NameUSP/SizePackaging
LA FE OAXACA STRING CHEESE0 23545 40115 6 / 14 oz. packplastic package with sell-by label
EL VIEJITO OAXACA CHEESE7 18122 18071 4 / 14 oz. pack, 10 lb. ballplastic package with sell-by label
MI PUEBLITO COTIJA/AñEJO0 24077 10221 4/ vacuum packed in plastic wrap by weightplastic wrapped with sell-by label
MI PUEBLITO CUAJADA FRESCA0 24077 10216 0 / 14 oz. packplastic package with sell-by label
MI PUEBLITO QUESO COLOMBIANO DE ARRIERO0 24077 10219 1 / 8 oz. packplastic package with sell-by label
MI PUEBLITO QUESO MOLIDO0 24077 10211 5 / 14 oz. packplastic package with sell-by label
MI PUEBLITO QUESO COTIJA TRIANGULO0 24077 10220 7 / 14 oz. packplastic package with sell-by label
MI PUEBLITO QUESO FRESCO0 24077 100258 / 14 oz. pack, 10 lb. ballplastic package with sell-by label
MI PUEBLITO QUESO FRESCO DE RANCHO0 24077 10215 3 / 14 oz. packplastic clam shell container, plastic wrap with sell-by label
MI PUEBLITO QUESO CASERO0 24077 10222 1 / 14 oz. packplastic clam shell container, plastic wrap with sell-by label
MI PUEBLITO QUESO OAXACA0 24077 10224 5 / 14 oz. packplastic package with sell-by label
MI PUEBLITO REQUESON0 24077 10200 9 / 15 oz. packplastic package with sell-by label
MI PUEBLITO SERRANO0 24007 10200 0 / 16 oz. packplastic 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.

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