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Mexican-Style Soft Cheese Recalled Due to Listeria

Aug 25, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP Potential Listeria contamination has prompted a recall of Mi Pueblito Queso Fresco Authentic Mexican Style Soft Cheese made by Quesos Mi Pueblito LLT.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call the company at 973-473-4494, Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30 p. m.

The recalled cheese is distributed in the New Jersey/New York City area as well as, Delaware and Virginia, through Puebla Foods, Inc., Passaic, N. J. to retail stores and wholesalers.  According to the recall notice, the cheese  comes in a 14 oz, clear plastic package, with a sell by label dated 09/08/09 on top, UPC code 2407710025.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

In pregnant women, Listeria can result in miscarriage, stillbirth, or birth of a baby suffering from the infection. Pregnant women are about 20 times likelier than others to be infected, with about one-third of all Listeriosis cases occurring during pregnancy;

Listeria is responsible for an estimated 2,500 illnesses in the United States annually, with about 200 in every 1,000 cases resulting in death. Listeria infection can take days, even weeks, to develop and can present in anything from a mild flu-like illness to meningitis and septicemia.

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