Quesos Mi Pueblito, LLC of Passaic, NJ is greatly expanding its previous recall (see below) with the following cheese products with Sell by Date from February 2, 2009 to present:
LA FE OAXACA STRING CHEESE
EL VIEJITO OAXACA CHEESE
MI PUEBLITO COTIJA/AñEJO
MI PUEBLITO CUAJADA FRESCA
MI PUEBLITO QUESO COLOMBIANO DE ARRIERO
MI PUEBLITO QUESO MOLIDO
MI PUEBLITO QUESO COTIJA TRIANGULO
MI PUEBLITO QUESO FRESCO
MI PUEBLITO QUESO FRESCO DE RANCHO
MI PUEBLITO QUESO CASERO
MI PUEBLITO QUESO OAXACA
MI PUEBLITO REQUESON
MI PUEBLITO SERRANO
No illnesses have yet been associated with this recall, but the cheese products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Others may survive, but suffer high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, and the infection can cause miscarriages and still births among pregnant women.
The recalled cheese was distributed in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia through Puebla Foods, INC., Passaic, N.J. to retail stores and wholesalers. A list of retail outlets carrying the cheese has not yet been released.
There is a list of sizes and packages on the FDA recall site.