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El Abuelito Recalls Queso Fresco Products Because of Possible Health Risk

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Abstract

Firm Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Kind:
Meals & Drinks

Cheese/Cheese Product

Foodborne Sickness

Purpose for Announcement:

Recall Purpose Description

Listeria monocytogenes

Firm Identify:
El Abuelito Cheese
Model Identify:

Model Identify(s)

El Abuelito, Rio Grande, Rio Lindo

Product Description:

Firm Announcement

El Abuelito Cheese ofPaterson, NJ is recalling all Queso Fresco (Recent, smooth cheese) merchandise, as a result of it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which may trigger critical and generally deadly infections in younger youngsters, frail or aged individuals, and others with weakened immune techniques. Though wholesome people might undergo solely short-term signs resembling excessive fever, extreme headache, stiffness, nausea, stomach ache and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes an infection could cause miscarriages and stillbirths amongst pregnant ladies.

All Queso Fresco merchandise with promote by dates by 032821, have been recalled. The merchandise are bought as El Abuelito Cheese model, distributed in CT, NJ, PA, NY; Rio Grande Meals Merchandise model, distributed in VA, NC, MD; and Rio Lindo distributed in NC and MD. The merchandise had been distributed by Feb 16, 2021 and had been accessible in supermarkets, wholesale, and retails shops.

The next merchandise being recalled had been produced at Plant #34-12179 within the following types

Model

Product Identify

Dimension

Container Kind

UPC Code

El Abuelito Cheese

Queso Fresco Common

12 oz.

Plastic Container

673130100003

Queso Fresco Promoción

10 oz.

Plastic Container

673130100078

Queso Fresco de Hoja

12 oz.

Plastic Container

673130100065

Queso Fresco

5 Lb.

Vacuum Packed

673130100058

Queso Fresco Guatemala

12 oz.

Plastic Container

673130100027

Rio Grande Meals Merchandise, Inc.

Chirilagua Queso de Hacienda

12 oz.

Plastic Container

738529005571

Queso Fresco Campestre con Hoja

14 oz.

Plastic Container

812324031161

Queso Fresco Campestre Artesanal

14 oz.

Plastic Container

738529002518

Queso Fresco con Hoja

14 oz.

Plastic Container

738529004581

Queso Fresco Yorito

12 oz.

Plastic Container

738529005564

Queso Fresco Olancho

14 oz.

Plastic Container

812324031222

Cuajada Fresca Guatemalteca

12 oz.

Plastic Container

738529001276

Cuajada Fresca Hondureña

12 oz.

Plastic Container

738529001269

Cuajada Fresca Salvadoreña

12 oz.

Plastic Container

738529001252

Rio Lindo

Queso Fresco Mexicano

12 oz.

Plastic Container

718122088587

Queso Fresco Hondureño

12 oz.

Plastic Container

718122088591

Queso Fresco Salvadoreño

12 oz.

Plastic Container

718122088607

As of February 11, 2021, the CDC studies seven individuals contaminated with the outbreak pressure of Listeria monocytogenes from 4 states.

El Abuelito has ceased the manufacturing and distribution of the product as FDA and El Abuelito proceed their investigation as to what induced the issue.

Because the FDA acknowledged, about this outbreak investigation, the Connecticut Division of Public Well being collected product samples of El Abuelito-brand Hispanic-style recent and smooth cheeses from a retailer the place a sick particular person purchased cheeses. Pattern evaluation confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in samples of El Abuelito Queso Fresco bought in 10 ouncespackages, marked as Lot A027 with an expiration date of 02/26/2021. Samples are presently present process Complete Genome Sequencing (WGS) evaluation to find out if the Listeria monocytogenes present in these samples is a match to the outbreak pressure. At the moment, there may be not sufficient proof to find out if this outbreak is linked to El Abuelito Queso Fresco.

Customers who’ve bought the acknowledged Queso Fresco merchandise are urged to not devour and to return product to the place of buy for a full refund. Customers with questions might contact instantly El Abuelito Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to five p.m. EST and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST at (973) 345-3503.


Firm Contact Data

Customers:
Juanita Aguilar


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