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FDA recalls cheese from Delaware manufacturer

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Yesterday, the United States Food and Drug administration issued a recall of about 10 different cheeses from a Kent Delaware manufacturer. Roos Foods are the manufacture of Mexicana cheese that have been found to contain “Listeria monocytogenes, 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women” according to the recall by the FDA.

The cheese was sold in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. through retail stores. The products were packaged in flexible plastic bags and also a solid plastic clam shaped package. The packages came in 12oz. and 16oz. packages that carried the brand names: Mexicana, Amigo, Santa Rosa De Lima, and Anita

According to the FDA samples of Cuajada en Terron, which is a fresh cheese curd, has been collecting the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and those samples were found to contain Listeria monocytogenes.

Customers who have the cheese in their possession should return it to the store for a full refund or destroy the cheese. The list of the cheese products is as follows:

Roos Foods, Kenton De Recalls ALL LOTS of the Following 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 and Anita Queso Fresco

The company has ceased the production and distribution of the products as the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

If you have any further questions, please contact Virginia Mejia phone number 302 653 8458. Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.

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