Oasis Brands, Inc of Miami, FL is recalling Quesito Casero 12oz with expiration date 09/27/14, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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.
Quesito Casero 12oz was distributed in North Carolina and Virginia through retail stores.
Product comes in plastic bags, name Quesito Casero 12oz, Brand Lacteos Sta. Martha, Fresh Curd, Exp. Date 09/27/14
"No illnesses have been reported to date."
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the company which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem."
Consumers who have purchased Lacteos Sta Martha Quesito Casero 12oz are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 305.599.0225.