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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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QUESERIA CHIPILO INC. Recalls Cheese Products Because of Possible Health Risk

 

Company Contact: 
61 Willet St
Passaic NJ, 07055
(973)-685-7148; (301)-433-1098

 

For Immediate Release – August 26, 2010 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.

THE PRODUCT IS SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES OF

QUESERIA CHIPILO
CHIPILO
AZTLAN

PRODUCT PACKAGINGUPCSIZE
Oaxaca String Cheese89007300100010lbs Plastic package with sell-by-label
Oaxaca String Cheese8900730010175lbs Plastic package with sell-by-label
Oaxaca String Cheese89007300102414oz Plastic package with sell-by-label
Queso Fresco08900730011514oz Plastic package or plastic bag package with sell-by-label

The firm also manufactures cheese for Mi Pueblito’s brand

PRODUCT PACKAGINGUPCSIZE
Oaxaca String Cheese02407710224510lbs Plastic package with sell-by-label
Oaxaca String Cheese02400710100314oz Plastic package with sell-by-label
Oaxaca String CheeseUPC no available14oz 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.

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