Queseria Chipilo Recalls Cheese Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Queseria Chipilo , Passaic, NJ has announced a recall of Oaxaca String Cheese, Queso Fresco, and Queso Fresco Hoja De Plátano. The FDA press release contains a full listing of date codes and packaging information: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm224300.htm
The recalled cheese products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This is 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, infection can cause miscarriages and still births among pregnant women. This is a reminder that pregnant women and other people with weakened immune systems should not eat soft cheeses.
While no illnesses have been confirmed in connection with this recall, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is investigating several illnesses. In addition, HEALTH's Office of Food Protection has sent inspectors into the community to get the recall information to Spanish markets across the state. Consumers who have purchased these products should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may call the company at 973-685-7148 Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.