De Mi Pais brand Queso Fresco Cheese Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Silver Spring: De Mi Pais brand Queso Fresco Cheese Recall [US]Global Garlic Inc. recalls batch/lots of De Mi Pais branded Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk and Queso Fresco x LB (Barra / Whole Milk Cheese due to suspected Listeria monocytogenes and consequential bacterial infection, a serious health hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/7b4X30cl0Fj

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm561927.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Unpasteurized (“Raw Milk”) Cheeses are subject to this recall:

  • Queso Fresco 16oz / Whole Milk, sold in one pound (16 ounce) portions and packaged in clear plastic pouches marked with a UPC of 8-96211-00235-9 and an expiration date of September 19, 2017. The product was distributed in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisiana and South Carolina.
  • Queso Fresco x LB (Barra)/Whole Milk Cheese sold in portions weighing between five (5) and six (6) pounds and sold in clear plastic packages, with no UPC and an expiration date of June 17, 2017. This Cheese was also distributed in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisiana and South Carolina.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the FDA, Global Garlic has recalled certain batch/lots of Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk and Queso Fresco x LB(Barra)/Whole Milk Cheese because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the 16-ounce packages of Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk Cheese.

==> For information about Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Cheeses, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Cheeses to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact the company at 1-305-545-6305 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination, please search for “Listeria” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated Cheese, please search for “cheese” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 8763-2017
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