The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning consumers not to eat cheese products made by Roos Foods of Kenton, DE. During routine testing, a sample returned positive for Listeria bacteria. The potentially contaminated cheeses were pasteurized and not sold as raw milk products.
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What’s the Problem?
According to a CDC alert, a total of 8 people in 2 states (Maryland and California) were infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes. The victims were all Hispanic, and 5 of the illnesses (2 mother-newborn pairs and 1 newborn) were related to pregnancy. Seven people required hospitalization as a result of their illness.
An investigation by local, state and federal health authorities determined that cheese products made by Roos Foods of Kenton, DE, were the likely source of the listeria outbreak. A nationwide recall has been issued for the potentially contaminated products, and a comprehensive list of recalled brands can be found here.
As a result of this outbreak, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) suspended the food facility registration of Roos Foods. The recalled cheese products were distributed through retail stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and the District of Columbia. CDC advised consumers to check their homes and discard any recalled products immediately.
What is Listeriosis?
Listeriosis is a bacterial foodborne illness that can be very serious for people with compromised immune systems. The infection is usually contracted by consuming unpasteurized milk products or improperly processed deli meats. Listeria bacteria can survive refrigeration and even freezing, which is why people who are at an increased risk of infection should be extremely careful when eating the types of food most likely to contain it.
Food Poisoning Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of listeriosis typically include varying degrees of:
- Muscle aches
If the infection has spread to the nervous system, symptoms may include:
- Stiff neck
- Confusion or changes in alertness
- Loss of balance
Do I Have a Roos Foods Cheese Lawsuit?
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Free Roos Foods Cheese Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) after eating Roos Foods cheese products, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a food poisoning lawsuit and we can help.