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Rizo-López Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Dairy Products Because of Possible Health Risk

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Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Expanded recall for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination
Company Name:
Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc.
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Rizo Brothers California Creamery
Product Description:
Product Description
Cheese, Yogurt, Sour cream

Company Announcement

MODESTO, Calif. (February 5, 2024) – Rizo-López Foods, Inc. (“RLF”) is voluntarily recalling its dairy products listed below because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Based on information shared by the CDC and FDA, RLF may be a potential source of illness in an ongoing nationwide Listeria monocytogenes outbreak.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide by RLF and through distributors. Products also were sold at retail deli counters including, but not limited to, El Super, Cardenas Market, Northgate Gonzalez, Superior Groceries, El Rancho, Vallarta, Food City, La Michoacana, and Numero Uno Markets.

The recalled products include cheese, yogurt, and sour cream sold under the brand names Tio Francisco, Don Francisco, Rizo Bros, Rio Grande, Food City, El Huache, La Ordena, San Carlos, Campesino, Santa Maria, Dos Ranchitos, Casa Cardenas, and 365 Whole Foods Market. Representative images of the recalled products are provided below.

Consumers should check their refrigerators and freezers for any of the products listed below and dispose of them. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-833-296-2233, which will be monitored 24 hours a day.

This recall is being carried out with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA has reason to believe that the following retail locations received dairy products that were included in the recall by Rizo-López Foods, Inc. Recalled products include Cheddar, Cotija, Freir, Fresco, Monterey, Oaxaca, Panela, and Paneer cheeses, yogurt, and sour cream. This list may not include all retail establishments that have received the recalled product or may include retail establishments that did not actually receive the recalled product. Therefore, it is important that you use the product-specific identification information, available here, in addition to this list of retail stores, when you check the food you have to see if it has been recalled.

Retail Establishments That Received Rizo-López Foods Dairy Products

Expanded List of Products

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Link to FDA Outbreak Investigation

Company Contact Information

Daren Williams

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