Rizo-López Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalls its dairy products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Rizo-López Foods, Inc. (RLF) voluntarily recalls its dairy products because they can potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. That organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or older people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Based on information the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shared, RLF may be a potential source of illness in an ongoing nationwide Listeria monocytogenes outbreak.
Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled products include different types of cheese, yogurt, and sour cream sold under the brand names Tio Francisco, Don Francisco, Rizo Bros, Rio Grande, Food City, El Huache, La Ordena, San Carlos, Campesino, Santa Maria, Dos Ranchitos, Casa Cardenas, and 365 Whole Foods Market.
The recalled products were distributed nationwide by RLF and through distributors. Products also were sold at retail deli counters including, but not limited to, El Super, Cardenas Market, Northgate Gonzalez, Superior Groceries, El Rancho, Vallarta, Food City, La Michoacana, and Numero Uno Markets.
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Consumers should check their refrigerators and freezers for any of the products listed below and dispose of them. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-833-296-2233, which will be monitored 24 hours a day.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knows about the Rizo-López Foods, Inc. voluntarily recall.
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