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Fresco fresh cheese recall amid possible listeria contamination

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. – Del Bueno of Grandview Washington is voluntarily recalling all packages of Queso Fresco fresh cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. According to the Washington State Department of Health there has been one illness associated with this product in Washington State.

Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese was distributed to retail markets in Washington and one in Oregon. The Grant County Health District has contacted Grant County stores who distribute this product to confirm all recalled cheese has been removed from store shelves.

The cheese is packaged in round clear plastic and is marked on the back with a code date; all codes dated May 30th, 2010 or earlier are being recalled. If you have this product you are urged to discard it or return it to the place of purchase.

 

Listeria Symptoms

 

Because the symptoms of listeriosis can take a few days or even weeks to appear and can be mild, you may not even know you have it. Symptoms may include:

Fever

Chills

Muscle achesDiarrhea

Upset stomach

If the infection spreads to the nervous system, the symptoms may include:

Headache

Stiff neck

Confusion

Loss of balance

Convulsions

Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Contact your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms and have eaten the recalled cheese. Consumers with questions may contact the company, DEL BUENO, at 425-503-3823 between 8:00am and 4:00pm.

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