Listeria Risk Prompts Recall of Fresh Curd Products

Global Garlic Inc recalls De Mis Pais products Cuajada Fesca and Cuajada Olanchana because of possible health risk

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh

Global Garlic, Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling De Mi Pais products: Cuajada Fresca (Fresh Curd) 12oz. and Cuajada Olanchana (Fresh Curd) 12oz., because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes 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 stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled products were distributed in Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, and North Carolina from April 1st thought October 14, 2014 to distributors and retail stores. Both products can be identified by the same UPC code on the label of the plastic bag 896211002380 and the products can be identified by the Best Used by Date sticker on the label of the plastic bag of 07/01/14 through 12/31/14.

FDA is investigating illnesses associated with the product.

The recall was the result of product sampling and environmental results at the manufacturing company which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The manufacturing company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the manufacturing company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased De Mi Pais products: Cuajada Fresca (Fresh Curd) 12oz. and Cuajada Olanchana (Fresh Curd) 12oz. are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the Global Garlic, Inc. at (305)545-6305 Monday thru Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm EST.

Review Date: 
December 10, 2014
Last Updated:
December 11, 2014