February 24, 2014: Roos Foods Finally Recalls Its Cheeses Linked To Multistate Listeria Outbreak

Roos Foods Recall Announcement – 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.

Roos Foods 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 Listeria and Symptoms of Listeriosis.

Obtain a Free Listeria Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with listeriosis, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling the Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg toll free at 877-934-6274, or visit Food Poisoning Lawyer NJ to learn more about our law firm.

Stay safe, stay informed. Please see Adams Farm Beef Recall and Beef E. Coli Outbreak to learn about the multistate E. coli outbreak linked to recalled Adams Farm beef products.


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