Quesos Mi Pueblito is recalling its Mi Pueblito Queso Fresco 14 oz., with Sell by Date 09/08/09, because it may contain listeria monocytogenes. This is 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 still births among pregnant women.
The recalled cheese is distributed in the New Jersey/New York City area as well as, Delaware and Virgina, through Puebla Foods, Inc., Passaic, N. J. to retail stores and wholesalers.
The product comes in a 14 oz, clear plastic package, with a sell by label dated 09/08/09 on top, UPC code 2407710025.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall is a result of a sample collected by the NJ Dept. of Health and Senior Services.
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call the company at 973-473-4494, Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:30 p. m.