Multiple Companies Recall Walnuts Amid Concerns Of Listeria Contamination

Three different companies recalled their walnut products during the month of May because the products have the potential to be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers are cautioned that they should not eat the recalled walnuts.

The following information regarding the recalls was reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

• Sun Tree LLC Recalls 12oz Packaged California Grown Shelled Walnuts.

On May 23, 2014, Sun Tree recalled 46 cases of 24 count 12 oz produce bags of California Grown Shelled Walnuts, Lot No. 42720 with a best by date of 12/11/2014, and UPC code, 69887507806, because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled walnuts were sold to retailers in Kansas City KS in March of 2014.

• Belleville Farmer’s Market Recalls Shelled Walnuts

On May 23, 2014, Belleville Farmer’s Market of Belleville, Illinois recalled packages of it Shelled Walnuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled walnuts come in an 8 oz, clear plastic package marked with a Farmer’s Market label indicating pack dates from March 2014 through May 2014.

The recalled Shelled Walnuts were distributed in the compnay’s Belleville retail stores.

• Sherman Produce Recalls Bulk and Packaged Walnuts

On May 21, 2014, Sherman Produce, of St. Louis, Illinois, recalled walnuts comprising of 241 cases of bulk walnuts packaged in 25 lb bulk cardboard boxes and Schnucks brand 10 oz trays with UPC 00338390032 with best by dates 03/15 and 04/15 because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled products were sold to retailers in Missouri and Illinois from March through May of 2014.

Final Report Issued On Listeria Outbreak Linked To Roos Foods Dairy Products

On April 18, 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its final update report for a Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning outbreak linked to Roos Foods dairy products. Roos Foods issued multiple recalls for their products as a result of the outbreak.

According to the CDC, a total of eight persons were infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria across two states as follows: California (1) and Maryland (7). The outbreak resulted in seven hospitalizations, and one death. Pregnant women and their unborn fetuses or newborns are most susceptible to Listeria infection, and true to the nature of this disease, five of the illnesses (2 mother-newborn pairs and a newborn) were among those sickened.

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Third Roos Foods Cheese Recall Due To Listeria Announced On March 1, 2014

On March 1, 2014, Roos Foods expanded and clarified its previous cheese recalls of February 23 and 25, 2014. The products were recalled because they may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes. All three Roos Foods recalls can be accessed at the FDA Recall webpage.

According this latest company press release, the recall was expanded to include:

“all product sizes and containers of Santa Rosa de Lima Queso Duro Blando (hard cheese), and Mexicana Queso Cojito Molido.”

The press release also provided a clarification of the brands and types of cheese that have been recalled, stating that:

“ALL sizes and containers of the cheese products previously identified are being recalled (Amigo, Anita, Mexicana, and Santa Rose de Lima brands of: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacer, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresco Round, and Queso Duro Viejo (hard cheeses), Requeson, Queso de Huerta and Quesco Fresco. These cheeses were packaged in various sized clear plastic wrapped Styrofoam trays, clear plastic wrapped, clear plastic vacuum package, and clear rigid plastic containers.”

Roos Foods also expanded the recall to include:

“all product sizes and containers of Santa Rosa de Lima Crema Salvadorena Cultured Sour Cream, Santa Rosa de Lima Mantequilla de Bolsa Tradicion Centroamericana, Crema Pura Mexicana Cultured Sour Cream, La Chapina Crema Guatemalteca Guatemalan Style Cream, and Amigo Brand Crema Centroamericana Cultured Sour Cream. These sour creams were packaged in various sized white plastic tubs, clear plastic bags, clear plastic pouches, and clear plastic jars.”

Products were distributed through retail stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Washington, DC., although public health officials have not identified the retail stores that sold the recalled products.

Consumers are warned to dispose of, and not to consume any of the recalled Roos Foods products.

Roos Foods’ original recall was announced on February 23, 2014, after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a multistate Listeria outbreak had been linked to Roos Foods cheeses. The outbreak sickened 8 individuals and resulted in one death. Three newborns were included among those sickened.

The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacterium capable of causing is a serious and sometimes fatal infection. Newborns, pregnant women, older adults, and those individuals with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for developing listeriosis and experiencing complications. Although less common, individuals not belonging to one of these high risk groups can also contract listeriosis.

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Roos Foods Expands Its Cheese Recall On February 25, 2014

On February 25, 2014, Roos Foods expanded its February 23, 2014, recall to include all lots of Amigo and Mexicana brands of Requesón [part-skim ricotta in 15 oz. and 16 oz. plastic containers and all lots of Amigo, Mexicana, and Santa Rosa De Lima brands of Queso de Huerta (fresh curd cheese)], because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes.

According to a company press release, Roos Foods has recalled all lots of the following cheeses due to concerns of Listeria contamination:

• Mexicana: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacera, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresca Round, Queso Dura Viejo Hard Cheeses
• Amigo: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacera, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresca Round, Queso Dura Viejo Hard Cheeses
• Santa Rosa De Lima: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacera, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresca Round, Queso Dura Viejo Hard Cheeses
• Anita: Queso Fresco

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. Consumers are cautioned to not eat the recalled cheeses.

The products were distributed through retail stores in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.; however, public health officials have not identified the retails stores that sold the recalled cheeses. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services did announce that a cheese sample collected at the Megamart, located at 8328 Shopper’s Square, Manassas, VA, tested positive for Listeria.

The Roos Foods recall was prompted after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on February 21, 2014, that a Listeria outbreak, sickening 8 persons and causing one death, had been linked to Roos Foods soft and semi-soft cheeses. Virginia and Maryland state public health officials confirmed that samples of various Roos Foods cheeses had tested positive for the outbreak strain of Listeria.

To learn more about Listeria infection, also referred to as listeriosis, please see about Listeria and Listeria Food Poisoning Symptoms.

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Roos Foods Finally Recalls Its Cheeses Linked To Multistate Listeria Outbreak

Roos Foods has finally issued a recall for a variety of the company’s cheese products due to Listeria contamination and its link to a deadly Listeria outbreak.

Public health officials learned that the products were contaminated on February 10, 2014, and began alerting consumers shortly thereafter. However, the Roos Foods company press release announcing the recall and dated February 23, 2014, was not posted on the FDA’s recall webpage until today.

But which retail stores sold the recalled cheese ? While public health officials did announce that Cuajada en Terron (Fresh Cheese Curd) samples, collected from the Megamart located at 8328 Shopper’s Square, Manasses, VA, were found to contain the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, the names and locations of ALL retail stores that distributed the cheese,(sometimes repackaged in unmarked plastic bags or containers) should be announced immediately to further protect the public.

Recall Information – According to the Roos Foods company press release, the recalled products were distributed in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C through retail stores and 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.

The Roos Foods recall include all lots of the following brands and cheeses:

Mexicana: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacera, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresca Round, Queso Dura Viejo Hard Cheeses.

Amigo: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacera, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresca Round, Queso Dura Viejo Hard Cheeses.

Santa Rosa De Lima: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacera, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresca Round, Queso Dura Viejo Hard Cheeses.

Anita: Queso Fresco

Consumers are cautioned that they should not consume the recalled cheeses and that the products should be thrown away.

Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacterium capable of causing is a serious and sometimes fatal infection referred to as listeriosis. Newborns, pregnant women, older adults, and those individuals with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for developing listeriosis. Although less common, individuals not belonging to one of these high risk groups can also contract listeriosis.

To learn more, please see About Listeria and Listeria Symptoms.

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For background information please see following public heath press releases: Virginia 2/21/14/En Espanol; Virginia 2/15/14/En Espanol;Maryland 2/19/14/en espanol; CDC Listeria/En Espanol

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