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

Maryland and California Listeria Outbreak Linked to Roos Foods Cheeses Sold at Megamart

Eight persons have been sickened in a Listeria food poisoning outbreak linked to eating soft or semi-soft Hispanic-style cheese purchased at different locations of the same grocery store chain.

In its report dated February 21, 2014, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that the outbreak resulted in one death in California and seven confirmed Listeria illnesses in Maryland. Five of these illnesses were related to pregnancy, including two mothers and their newborns and an additional newborn. Available illness onset dates ranged from August 1, 2013 to November 27, 2013. The CDC indicated that the investigation is still ongoing and that additional outbreak cases may be identified.

The CDC said the cheese was “likely produced by Roos Foods of Kenton, Delaware” and was repackaged by the grocery store chain.

In a press release dated February 15, 2014, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) identified the retail grocery store as Megamart, stating that the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes was isolated from a sample of Cuajada en Terron (Fresh Cheese Curd) collected at the Megamart retail store located at 8328 Shopper’s Square, Manassas, VA. The cheese was sold in clear, unlabeled plastic bags. No lot or date coding information was included on the product packaging.

In a second press release dated February 21, 2014, VDACS announced that Listeria monocytogenes was detected in cheese produced by Roos Foods. The following Roos Foods brands were identified: Santa Rosa de Lima, Amigo, Mexicana, Suyapa, La Chapina, and La Purisima Crema Nica.

A recall for the Listeria contaminated cheese has not been issued. Virginia and Maryland health officials have warned that consumers should not eat any cheese products made by Roos Foods, or foods that have been made with these cheeses.

Listeria and Listeria Symptoms:

Older adults, the very young, individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women are at greatest risk for developing listeriosis. If a pregnant woman experiences listeriosis, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Although less common, individuals not belonging to one of these high risk groups can contract listeriosis as well.

Initial symptoms of listeriosis may include fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. Pregnant women may experience only mild flu-like symptoms.

Listeriosis can develop for up to two months after eating a Listeria contaminated food. If you experience flu-like symptoms within two months of eating a food known to be contaminated, you should seek medical care. Remember to let your health care professional know that you have eaten a food known to be contaminated with Listeria. This is especially important for those individuals in a high risk group, although anyone concerned about a Listeria illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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VIRGINIA Health OFFICIALS WARN CONSUMERS NOT TO EAT CHEESES MADE BY ROOS FOODS DUE TO listeria HEALTH RISK

On February 21, 2014, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) warned consumers that during an ongoing investigation, the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes was detected in cheese produced by Roos Foods Inc. of Kenton, Delaware.

Consumers were told not to eat any cheese products made by Roos Foods, or foods that have been made with these cheeses. Brands produced by Roos Foods include: Santa Rosa de Lima, Amigo, Mexicana, Suyapa, La Chapina and La Purisima Crema Nica.

VDACS also stated that if a person has any of the following symptoms and has consumed cheese from Roos Foods, they should consult their healthcare provider:

Listeria monocytogenes infection commonly can exhibit short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea when it affects healthy individuals. It may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and individuals with weakened immune systems. The organism is also a major concern for pregnant women because it can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and neonatal illness. Symptoms of Listeria infection generally appear about three weeks after exposure, but may appear as soon as three days or as long as 70 days after exposure. “

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