Rizo-López Foods, Inc. USA has initiated a voluntary recall of several dairy products due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that poses severe health risks, especially to vulnerable populations. The recall, announced on February 5, 2024, comes in response to the expanded recall for potential Listeria contamination.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, elderly individuals, and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms may include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Pregnant women infected with Listeria can experience miscarriages or stillbirths.
According to information from the CDC and FDA, Rizo-López Foods, Inc. is potentially linked to an ongoing nationwide outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes.Expanded list products are Click here.
The recalled dairy products were distributed nationwide by Rizo-López Foods, Inc. and various distributors, and were also sold at retail deli counters in popular markets such as El Super, Cardenas Market, Northgate Gonzalez, Superior Groceries, El Rancho, Vallarta, Food City, La Michoacana, and Numero Uno Markets.
Affected products include cheese, yogurt, and sour cream under brand names like Tio Francisco, Don Francisco, Rizo Bros, Rio Grande, Food City, El Huache, La Ordena, San Carlos, Campesino, Santa Maria, Dos Ranchitos, Casa Cardenas, and 365 Whole Foods Market.
Consumers are urged to check their refrigerators and freezers for the recalled products and dispose of them immediately. For any inquiries or concerns, consumers can reach out to Rizo-López Foods, Inc. at 1-833-296-2233, with representatives available 24 hours a day.