Cheese and dairy products recalled after deadly listeria outbreak

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A California food and dairy institution is recalling much than 60 products sold nationwide successful a listeria outbreak that has killed 2 radical and sickened dozens more, national wellness officials said Tuesday,

New grounds links products made by Modesto, Calif.-based Rizo-López Foods to the outbreak archetypal detected astir a decennary ago, successful June of 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

At slightest 26 radical successful 11 states person been stricken successful the outbreak, according to the CDC. One idiosyncratic died successful California successful 2017, and different fatality occurred successful Texas successful 2020, the bureau stated. The CDC investigated the outbreak successful 2017 and 2021, but did not person capable accusation to place a circumstantial brand. 

The CDC and Food and Drug Administration reopened an probe past period aft Hawaii officials detected listeria successful a illustration of Rizo Brothers Aged Cotija. That prompted a constricted callback connected January 11, which is present expanded. 

The recalled products present see cheese, yogurt and sour pick sold nether the pursuing marque names, Rizo-López said successful a notice posted connected Tuesday by the FDA (See database of recalled products here.)

  • Tio Francisco
  • Don Francisco
  • Rizo Bros
  • Rio Grande
  • Food City
  • El Huache
  • La Ordena
  • San Carlos
  • Campesino
  • Santa Maria
  • Dos Ranchitos
  • Casa Cardenas,
  • 365 Whole Foods Market

The recalled products were sold astatine much than 600 Walmart stores successful 12 states: Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee and Wisconsin. They besides sold astatine 28 Sam's Club locations successful six states: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming. 

 The products were besides sold astatine deli counters astatine retailers including El Super, Cardenas Market, Northgate Gonzalez, Superior Groceries, El Rancho, Vallarta, Food City, La Michoacana, and Numero Uno Markets. 

Consumers are urged to discard the recalled products. Surfaces and containers that came successful interaction with the products should beryllium sanitized, arsenic listeria tin past successful refrigerated environments and spread. Consumers with questions tin telephone the institution astatine (833) 296-2233. 

Listeria is astir apt to impact large radical and newborns, radical 65 and older, and those with weakened immune systems, according to the CDC. Infection symptoms typically commencement wrong 2 weeks of eating contaminated nutrient and tin see fever, musculus aches, nausea, tiredness, vomiting and diarrhea. More superior cases whitethorn besides see headache, stiff neck, confusion, nonaccomplishment of equilibrium and convulsions.

Kate Gibson

Kate Gibson is simply a newsman for CBS MoneyWatch successful New York.

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