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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