Reading, MI-based Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese has been recalling its various cheeses since last month. It has now put out another request for return of it Oaxaca soft Mexican-style cheese due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The cheese was distributed in Illinois and Minnesota.
The recalled Oaxaca cheese product was distributed to retails stores and delis in 10 pound balls, labeled with the name “Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC”
The recall encompasses production dates 3/17/2009, with an expiration date of 5/20/2009.
The Michigan company’s recalled cheese has not yet resulted in any illnesses.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. The very young, the pregnant, the elderly and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to infection. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
Consumers and retailers are urged to return all unused recalled product to the manufacturer. Questions may be directed to: Salvador Torres, Manager, Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC at 517-368-5990.