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What’s the Problem?
Jan. 29, 2020 – Quesos La Ricura LTD., a Hicksville, New York-based firm, issued the Cotija Cheese recall after sampling by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services discovered that the product was contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, according to an FDA Recall Notice  issued Friday.
The recalled cheese comes in a plastic-wrapped yellow Styrofoam container with a label reading “Quesos La Ricura Queso Cotija, Cotija Cheese aged over 60 days,” the FDA said. Affected products feature the UPC code 7 69087 00933 6, and “Sell By” date May 20, 2020-3/ May 20, 2020-4.
Consumers who purchased Quesos La Ricura Cotija Cheese should return it to the point of purchase for a refund. To date, no E. coli infections or other illnesses have been linked to the recall, FDA said.
If you develop symptoms of food poisoning after eating any of the recalled products, you should contact your doctor immediately.
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What is Shiga Toxin E Coli?
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) is a strain of E. coli bacteria that causes severe foodborne disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) . STEC is usually transmitted to humans through the consumption of contaminated foods, such as undercooked meat, raw milk, and vegetables. Signs and symptoms of an STEC E. coli infection include:
- Stomach cramps (abdominal pain)
- Fever of about 100 F to 101 F (37.7 C to 38.3 C)
- Loss of appetite
E. Coli Treatment
There is no specific treatment regimen for an E. coli infection, and most infected people can be cared for at home. Most will recover fully without medical intervention.
If you’ve been sickened with E. coli, you should drink plenty of fluids, as diarrhea can lead to dehydration.
Antibiotics are not recommended and may increase the risk of side effects.
Anti-diarrhea drugs such as loperamide (Imodium) are also not recommended, as they may prolong your exposure to E. coli.
Do I Have a Cotija Cheese Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers who focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Cotija Cheese recall lawsuits. We are handling individual food poisoning litigation nationwide and currently accepting new E. coli cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one got sick after eating recalled cheese, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.