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El Abuelito Cheese is recalling certain Queso Fresco (fresh, soft cheese) products which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.
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What's the Problem?

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), this recall affects:

  • 12 oz. El Abuelito Cheese Queso Fresco Regular - UPC 673130100003
  • 10 oz. El Abuelito Cheese Queso Fresco Promoción - UPC 673130100078
  • 12 oz. El Abuelito Cheese Queso de Hoja - UPC 673130100065
  • 5 lb. El Abuelito Cheese Queso Fresco - UPC 673130100058
  • 12 oz. El Abuelito Cheese Queso Guatemala - UPC 673130100027
  • 12 oz. El Abuelito Cheese Queso Guatemala - UPC 673130100027
  • 12 oz. Rio Grande Food Products Chirilagua Queso de Hacienda - UPC 738529005571
  • 14 oz. Rio Grande Food Products Queso Fresco Campestre con Hoja - UPC 812324031161
  • 14 oz. Rio Grande Food Products Queso Fresco Campestre Artesanal - UPC 738529002518
  • 14 oz. Rio Grande Food Products Queso Fresco con Hoja - UPC 738529004581
  • 12 oz. Rio Grande Food Products Queso Fresco Yorito - UPC 738529005564
  • 14 oz. Rio Grande Food Products Queso Fresco Olancho - UPC 812324031222
  • 12 oz. Rio Grande Food Products Cuajada Fresca Guatemalteca - UPC 738529001276
  • 12 oz. Rio Lindo Queso Fresco Mexicano - UPC 718122088587
  • 12 oz. Rio Lindo Queso Fresco Hondureño - UPC 718122088591
  • 12 oz. Rio Lindo Queso Fresco Salvadoreño - UPC 718122088607

As of Feb. 11, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is aware of at least 7 listeria infections in 4 states among people who ate recalled El Abuelito cheese products.

The products sold as El Abuelito Cheese brand were distributed in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.
Rio Grande Food Products brand was distributed in Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland.
Rio Lindo was distributed in North Carolina and Maryland.
All of the recalled products were distributed through Feb 16. 2021, to supermarkets, wholesale, and retails stores.

El Abuelito has ceased the production and distribution of the recalled cheese as health authorities investigate the source of the outbreak.

If you purchased any cheese that is affected by this recall, you should not eat it, and either throw it away or return it to the point of purchase for a refund.

Anyone concerned about a potential food poisoning illness from recalled Queso Fresco cheese should contact their healthcare provider immediately to discuss their specific symptoms.

This recall began on February 19, 2021.

Do I Have an El Abuelito Cheese Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in El Abuelito Cheese Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria infection cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning after eating El Abuelito cheese, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

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