Outbreak investigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses (February 2021)

The investigation of the outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to queso fresco cheeses made by El Abuelito Cheese, Inc. is over. On 2/19/2021, El Abuelito Cheese, Inc. announced their initial recall of products, and on 2/27/2021, they announced the extended recall to cover additional products. 

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any recalled Queso Fresco, Quesillo (Oaxaca, string cheese), or Requeson (ricotta) cheeses. In this outbreak, there were 13 ill people, 12 hospitalizations, and one death. States with Cases: CT (1), MD (5), NY (4), and VA (3). The products were distributed in AL, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, NE, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, WI @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-listeria-monocytogenes-hispanic-style-fresh-and-soft-cheeses-february-2021?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 Listeria monocytogenes Outbreak in Hispanic-style Cheese (Feb 2021)
Listeria monocytogenes Outbreak in Hispanic-style Cheese (Feb 2021)

FDA’s investigation is complete. CDC declares outbreak over.

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