Reading, MI-based Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese just cannot get it right.
On March 24th, the Michigan cheese-maker recalled Asadero and Oaxaca soft Mexican-style cheeses due to potential Listeria contamination. Four days later on March 28th, it added New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and Alabama—to the recall of Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese’s Asadero and Oaxaca soft Mexican-style cheeses. The recall was expanded to the four states after initially covering Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Then on April 22nd, Torres Hillsdale 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.
And now, seven weeks later, Torres Hillsdale has once again recalled of all lots of various types of soft Mexican-style cheeses due to potential Listeria contamination.
A sample of queso fresco cheese, taken by an investigator from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 26, 2009, was subsequently tested by an FDA laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This time products were distributed to retails stores and delis in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin.
The products were sold under the name ‘Aguas Calientes’ as follows:
|Queso Asadero||12 oz and 10 lb ball|
|Queso Oaxaca||10 lb ball|
|Queso Fresco||1 lb and 8 oz.|
|Queso Requeson||1 gallon pail and 3 gallon pail|
|Morral Adobera||3 lb packages|