February 23, 2014 – Roos Foods of Kenton, DE is recalling the above cheeses because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Products were distributed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C through retail stores.
The products are packaged in flexible plastic bags and rigid plastic clam shell packages in 12 oz. and 16 oz. sizes under the brand names: Mexicana, Amigo, Santa Rosa De Lima, and Anita.
Samples of Cuajada en Terron (Fresh Cheese Curd), collected by the Commonwealth of Virginia Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services, have been found to contain Listeria monocytogenes.
The company has ceased the production and distribution of the products as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Customers should destroy all lots of the above listed products of the brand names Mexicana, Amigo, Santa Rosa De Lima and Anita. For any refund, please return products to store.