The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued recalls for some cheeses, dairy products, and prepared meal kits due to possible Listeria infection. The recall comes after a multi-year investigation into Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to certain products from Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc., of Modesto, California. Since the investigation began, there have been 26 recorded infections nationwide, with two occurring in Texas.
Affected products include certain ricotta cheeses, cotija cheeses, queso fresco, sour cream, cream-based dressings or sauces, prepared foods and salad kits, and Tio Francisco yogurts. To see exact details of recalled items and brands, please refer to the FDA list. This list includes some Trader Joe’s, H-E-B, and Whole Foods products using the above ingredients.
It is important to note that anyone can be infected with Listeria; however, pregnant people, newborns, people 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems are at the greatest risk of severe illness. Symptoms of infection may include fever, tiredness