A South River, New Jersey establishment is now recalling a variety of queso (cheese) products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially-deadly foodborne pathogen. The cheese in question was distributed to retail stores, supermarkets and restaurants in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Signs and symptoms of Listeria food poisoning may include fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea.
Free El Ranchero Queso Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Listeria food poisoning after consuming El Ranchero brand queso included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against El Ranchero Del Sur, LLC, and we can help.
What’s the problem?
March 16, 2012 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that El Ranchero Del Sur, LLC, is currently recalling the following queso products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes:
- El Ranchero Queso Fresco 14 oz. (Fresh Cheese) – UPC 88052230013 – plastic clamshell;
- Los Corrales Queso Fresco en Hoja De Platano 14 oz. (Fresh Cheese In Banana Leaf) – UPC 880522300037 – plastic clamshell;
- El Ranchero Queso Oaxaca 14 oz. and 10 lb. (String Cheese) – UPC 880522300068 (14 oz shrink wrap) & UPC 88522300051 (10 lb. plastic loose wrap).
The problem was identified when the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services discovered that Los Corrales Queso Fresco en Hoja De Platano was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. El Ranchero Del Sur has ceased the production and distribution of these products while the FDA continues its investigation into the source of the contamination.
Consumers who have purchased El Ranchero Del Sur queso included in this recall should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this recall.
Listeria Food Poisoning (Listeriosis)
If you have been severely sickened after consuming food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, you should contact your physician immediately. Symptoms of listeriosis typically include:
- muscle aches
- diarrhea (which may be bloody)
- gastrointestinal distress
The incubation period for listeriosis varies considerably and ranges from three to 70 days, with the median incubation period being about three weeks. This is of particular importance to pregnant women, children, the elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems.
Need More Info?
Click on the links below if you’d like more information about these topics from Schmidt & Clark, LLP:
Do You Have an El Ranchero Del Sur Queso Recall 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 Ranchero Del Sur queso recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Listeria food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free El Ranchero Del Sur Queso Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Listeria food poisoning after consuming El Ranchero Del Sur queso included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Listeria food poisoning suit and we can help.