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Productos La Hacienda LLC is recalling Queso Rico La Hacienda brand Queso Fresco cheese because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in it.

Testing revealed Listeria monocytogenes in a sample with an expiration date of 02/06/24 on the label.

According to details posted online by the Food and Drugs Administration, the recall began on June 3, 2024, and is ongoing.

The recalled product was distributed to 80 retail stores in three Texas counties in the Rio Grande Valley – Cameron County, Hidalgo County and Starr County

About Listeria infections

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled, but it can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and has developed symptoms of a Listeria infection should seek medical attention and inform their doctor of possible Listeria exposure.

In addition, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor for symptoms in the following weeks, as it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of a Listeria infection may include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headaches, and neck stiffness. Special laboratory tests are needed to diagnose a Listeria infection, which can mimic other diseases.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients with weakened immune systems are especially at risk of severe illness, life-threatening infections, other complications, and death. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infection can result in premature birth, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

Recalled product:

La Hacienda brand Queso Rico Queso Fresco cheese packaged in 9 oz, 1 lb and 2 lb plastic containers.

  • The product label states, among other things: ***QUESO RICO LA HACIENDA***EL QUESO FRESCO FRESCO DE VERACRUZ***Lic. Permit No. 483709 El Queso Rico “LA HACIENDA”***5617 E. Trenton Rd., Suite B, Edinburg, TX 78539***Tel. (956) 884-0021***(956) 451-1537***Keep refrigerated***Made with 100% pasteurized milk***AL NATURAL***9 OZ. CONTINUED. NET.***6/2/24***
  • Product Quantity: 640 pounds

Consumers and retailers should not use this product. Recalled products should be thrown away or returned to the place where they were purchased.

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