Update on the outbreak investigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Queso Fresco and Cotija Cheese (February 2024)

The FDA reported on February 20, 2024, that Rizo Lopez, Inc. had provided a list of Retail establishments that received the Rizo-Lopez dairy products, including distribution to CA, CO, IL, NV, OR, UT, and WA. Recalled dairy products and products made with recalled dairy products sold under the brand names Bright Farms, Campesino, Casa Cardenas, Dole, Don Francisco, Don Pancho, Dos Ranchitos, El Huache, Food City, Fresh & Ready Foods, Fresh Express, H-E-B, Jack & Olive, La Ordena, Marketside, Maverick Foods, President's Choice, Ready Pac Bistro, Rio Grande, Rizo Bros, Rojos, San Carlos, Santa Maria, Sprig & Sprout (S&S), The Perfect Bite Co., Tio Francisco, Trader Joe's, and 365 Whole Foods Market. Retailers, where products were sold unbranded as taco kits, wraps, and meals, include Albertsons, Bristol Farms, Carrs-Safeway, Costco, Eagle, Lucky, Pavilions, Randalls, Safeway, Save Mart, Shaw's, Sprouts (S&S), Star Market, Stater Bros. Markets, Tom Thumb, and Vons. The case count, illnesses, and death numbers did not change. States with Cases include AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, NV, NC, OR, TN, TX, and WA. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-listeria-monocytogenes-queso-fresco-and-cotija-cheese-february-2024?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


 Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes: Queso Fresco Cotija
Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes: Queso Fresco Cotija

Do not eat, sell, or serve any recalled products. Additional recalls have been added. FDA’s investigation is ongoing.

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