Recall: De Mi Pais Queso Fresco
On 2017-05-15, the FDA announced that Global Garlic is conducting a recall on Queso Fresco due to possible contamination with listeria. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) De Mi Pais during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 72 food recalls due to potential contamination, including various burritos, meat and poultry burrito products and more. Additionally, there have been 60 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 20 drug and medical device recalls.
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Name: Global Garlic
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Florida and Kentucky
Product Description: Queso Fresco
Brand Name(s): De Mi Pais
Reason for Recall: Listeria monocytogenes
Official Recall Date: 2017-05-15
Note: Although this recall announcement is dated 05/15/2017, it was not published by the FDA until 05/17/2017.
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
Global Garlic Inc. of Miami, Florida is recalling 227 units of Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk Cheese, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Read More.
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