Global Garlic Inc. Recalls "Queso Freso/Whole Milk Cheese" Because of Possible Health Risk
The recalled “Queso Fresco 16oz / Whole Milk” and (“Queso Fresco x LB (Barra)/Whole Milk Cheese” were distributed in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina.
The 16oz cheese comes in a clear plastic package marked with a UPC No. 8-96211-00235-9 and an expiration date of September 19, 2017 stamped on the side. The pound (barra) cheese weighted around 5-6 Lb., with a clear plastic package, it has no UPC number and expiration date of June 17, 2017.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 16 ounce packages of “Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk Cheese”.
The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased 16oz packages of “Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk” and (“Queso Fresco x LB (Barra)/Whole Milk Cheese” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company from Monday – Friday 8:00AM-5:30PM EST (305) 545-6305.