Listeria Concerns Prompt Voluntary Recall Of Select Cheese Products

According to the FDA, Quesos Mi Pueblito has announced a voluntary recall of certian cheese products because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Click on the following link to view the FDA Recall Reslease.

The specific products affected by the recall, with "sell by dates" from February 2, 2009 to the present, are as follows:

  • LA FE OAXACA STRING CHEESE: [USP: 0 23545 40115 6] 14 oz. pack (plastic package);
  • EL VIEJITO OAXACA CHEESE: [USP: 7 18122 18071 4] 14 oz. pack, 10 lb. ball (plastic package);
  • MI PUEBLITO COTIJA/AñEJO: [USP: 0 24077 10221 4] vacuum packed in plastic wrap by specific weight (plastic wrapped);
  • MI PUEBLITO CUAJADA FRESCA: [USP: 0 24077 10216 0] 14 oz. pack (plastic wrapped);
  • MI PUEBLITO QUESO COLOMBIANO DE ARRIERO: [USP: 0 24077 10219] 1 / 8 oz. pack (plastic package);
  • MI PUEBLITO QUESO MOLIDO: [USP: 0 24077 10211 5] 14 oz. pack (plastic package);
  • MI PUEBLITO QUESO COTIJA TRIANGULO: [USP: 0 24077 10220 7] 14 oz. pack (plastic package);
  • MI PUEBLITO QUESO FRESCO: [USP: 0 24077 100258] 14 oz. pack, 10 lb. ball (plastic package);
  • MI PUEBLITO QUESO FRESCO DE RANCHO: [USP: 0 24077 10215 3] 14 oz. pack (plastic clam shell container, plastic wrap);
  • MI PUEBLITO QUESO CASERO: [USP: 0 24077 10222 1] 14 oz. pack (plastic clam shell container, plastic wrap);
  • MI PUEBLITO QUESO OAXACA: [USP: 0 24077 10224 5] 14 oz. pack (plastic package);
  • MI PUEBLITO REQUESON: [USP: 0 24077 10200 9] 15 oz. pack (plastic package); and
  • MI PUEBLITO SERRANO: [USP: 0 24007 10200 0] 16 oz. pack (plastic package).

The recalled products (produced by the company in Passaic, New Jersey) were distributed through Puebla Foods, Inc. to retail stores and wholesalers in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Click on the following link to view the affected Product Labels. The potential problem was discovered through routine sampling and analyses conducted by the New Jersey Department of Health.

It is also important to note that, to date, no illnesses have been associated with the consumption of these products. Nevertheless, consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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