August 31, 2009

FDA announces cheese products recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of various La Fe, El Viejito and Mi Pueblito brand cheese products due to possible contamination.

The products, manufactured by Quesos Mi Pueblito LLC of Passaic, N.J., were distributed with Sell-by dates ranging from Feb. 9 to the present in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

The FDA said the cheese products might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

Consumers may return the recalled cheeses for a refund or contact the company for further information at 973-473-4494.