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QUESERIA CHIPILO INC. Recalls Cheese Products Because of Possible Health Risk
61 Willet St
Passaic NJ, 07055
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
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
|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|
The firm also manufactures cheese for Mi Pueblito’s brand
|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.