Fresh cheeses recalled over Listeria risk

| January 28, 2015

quesofrescoThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Queseria Bendita LLC of Yakima, Washington is recalling all lots of Panela, Queso Fresco, Requeson and Cotija fresh soft cheese products and Sour Cream, because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recall includes all best by dates of the affected cheese and sour cream products, which are packed in clear plastic wrappers or plastic tubs. The recalled products were last distributed to Hispanic grocery stores in Washington and Oregon on 15 January, but the refrigerated shelf life is said to be 90 days.

To date, three cases of listeriosis, including one death, have been linked to soft cheese produced by Queseria Bendita. The link was established following investigation and sampling by the FDA. The company has ceased production and distribution of all products.

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