Salvadorean String Cheese – Quesillo Cheese Recall [US]

Salvadorean String Cheese/Quesillo Cheese Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Limena, LLC, a Palm Springs, Florida establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Salvadorean String Cheese/Quesillo Cheese products from the American marketplace due to suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination and consequential risk of Gram-positive bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.


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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Salvadorean String Cheese products are subject to this recall:

  • Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese), sold in one (1) pound [sixteen (16) ounce] clear plastic vacuum-packed blocks with a batch/lot of 1041020. Please note: the expiration date of the recalled Cheese products have been left blank.

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

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the FDA, Limena has recalled cerain batch/lots of Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese), semi-soft Cheese products sold in one (1) pound (sixteen (16) ounce) blocks because they have the potential of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Cheese products identified above.

==> 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 Salvadorean String Cheese/Quesillo Cheese products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Cheese to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one (1) sample of the Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese).

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat bacterial poisonings such as Listeriosis.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Salvadorean String Cheese, please search for “cheese” or more generically, “dairy” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Limena, LLC at 1-561-541-5206 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 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 for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Limena, LLC, please search for “Limena” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


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Recalls Direct RIN: 12492-2020
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