A Listeria outbreak has left one person dead out of the eight Listeria cases reported so far. This outbreak is linked back to cheese that was made in Delaware, but sold in Maryland at a grocery store chain, which remains unnamed.
According to UPI.com on Feb. 22 three of these cases of Listeria involve infants. The cheese, called Caujada en Terron, is produced by Roos Foods in Kenton, Delaware. This is semi-soft Hispanic-style cheese is also sold under other brand names, the list appears at the bottom of this article.
This soft cheese product is not the only product that the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is warning consumers about today. On Wednesday a warning was released about a number of Roos Foods products.
Listeria is especially dangerous for the elderly, pregnant women and for babies. The symptoms of this food-borne bacterium are fever and diarrhea.
It was found that all the cases of Listeria involved this semi-soft cheese purchased at a grocery store in Maryland. While the cheese didn’t come from one location, it did come from the same grocery store chain.
According to ABC News, The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is warning people not to eat any cheeses produced by Roos Foods. It is believed the cheese with the Listeria was shipped to the grocery store chain and that grocery store chain packaged the cheese.
Roos Food sell its cheese under these brand names:
Santa Rosa de Lima
La Purisima Crema Nica.
Three of the illnesses involve newborns and two of the illnesses are reported as the mothers of these newborns. It is not known if the Listeria outbreak death was that of a newborn.