Roos Foods, a producer of Central American-style cheese, has recalled all products after they were linked to an outbreak of food poisoning that was linked to eight illnesses, including one death. The facility was shut down after health officials found unsanitary conditions.
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What is the problem?
Roos Foods, based in Kenton, Delaware, has recalled all lots of Hispanic-style cheese products, butter, and sour cream due to the risk of food poisoning. The products were distributed under the Amigo, Anita, Mexicana, and Santa Rosa de Lima brands. Roos Foods has also closed their facilities.
In 2013, products from Roos Foods were linked to an outbreak of Listeria that caused 7 cases of food poisoning in Maryland and one death in California. Seven of eight people were hospitalized and five illnesses were related to pregnancy.
Dates that illnesses were diagnosed ranged from August to November 2013. No new illnesses have been reported since March 2014.
During the outbreak investigation, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found ample evidence of unsanitary conditions:
- Leaking roof was “raining” water on processing equipment and storage tanks.
- Floor had standing water next to vats of cheese in the processing room.
- Metal roof and ceiling had rusting metal flaking off and was not sanitary.
- “Clean” equipment had food residue.
- Uncapped storage tanks for milk.
- Walls, floors, and equipment were deteriorating and in poor repair.
When investigated swabbed areas of the facility, 11 out of 12 matched the outbreak strain in people who were infected. The FDA revoked the registration and suspended the food facility registration in March 2014. Click here to read more.
Queso and Cuajada Recall
Mexicana, Amigo, Santa Rosa de Lima, or Anita brands of:
- Cuajada En Terron
- Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacer
- Cuajada Fresca
- Queso Fresco Round
- Queso Cojito Molido
- Queso Duro Blanco (hard cheese)
- Queso Duro Viejo (hard cheeses)
- Queso de Huerta
- Quesco Fresco
Sour Cream and Butter Recall
- Santa Rosa de Lima Crema Salvadorena Cultured Sour Cream
- Santa Rosa de Lima Mantequilla de Bolsa Tradicion Centroamericana
- Crema Pura Mexicana Cultured Sour Cream
- La Chapina Crema Guatemalteca Guatemalan Style Cream
- Amigo Brand Crema Centroamericana Cultured Sour Cream
What is Listeria?
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria found in soil and water that can grow in refrigerator temperatures (40ºF). Eating contaminated food or beverages can cause listeriosis, a severe type of food poisoning, within a few days.
The disease is most serious in older adults, young children, and adults with weak immune systems. Pregnant women may also have a miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
Symptoms of listeriosis:
- Stiff neck
- Loss of balance
- Muscle aches
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