The CDC has posted the following outbreak on its website.
- Illnesses: 10
- Hospitalizations: 9
- Deaths: 0
- States: 4
- Recall: Yes
- Investigation status: Active
Queso fresco product labels:
- On February 19, El Abuelito Cheese Inc. recalled all queso fresco products made at the same facility with sell-by dates through 03/28/21.
- These queso fresco products were sold under the brand names of El Abuelito, Rio Grande, and Rio Lindo.
- The El Abuelito brand 5-lb product may be repacked by stores and sold without a brand label or with a different brand.
- Connecticut officials found the outbreak strain of Listeria in samples of El Abuelito brand queso fresco cheese collected from a store where a sick person bought El Abuelito brand cheeses.
Quesillo (Oaxaca, string cheese) and requeson (ricotta) cheese
- El Abuelito brand quesillo and requeson cheeses were made or packed in the same facility as the contaminated queso fresco.
- Investigators are working with El Abuelito Cheese Inc. to identify any additional brands or products that may be contaminated.
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