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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC Announces the Recall of Oaxaca Cheese due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination


Salvador Torres, Manager


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 22, 2009 -- Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese of Reading, Michigan announces the recall of Oaxaca soft Mexican-style cheese due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. 

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease.  Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.  Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.  The very young, the pregnant, the elderly and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to infection.  People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Products were distributed to the following states: Illinois and Minnesota.

The recalled Oaxaca cheese product was distributed to retails stores and delis in 10 pound balls, labeled with the name "Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC"

The recall encompasses production dates 3/17/2009, with an expiration date of 5/20/2009. 

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the recalled products.

Consumers and retailers are urged to return all unused recalled product to the manufacturer.

Consumers with questions may contact Salvador Torres, Manager, Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC at 517-368-5990.




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