FDA warns – Multiple dairy products recalled by Rizo-López Foods, Inc. due to potential Listeria contamination

Rizo-López Foods, Inc. (“RLF”), of Modesto, California, has voluntarily recalled a variety of dairy products under multiple brands because they may contain traces of the organism Listeria monocytogenes.

Healthy people infected with Listeria typically experience short-lived symptoms like “high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.” The infection could turn serious, even fatal, in those with weakened immune systems, such as young children and frail and elderly individuals. Pregnant woman with a Listeria infection may also suffer miscarriages and stillbirths.

Officials say RLF has been identified as a “potential source” of the ongoing Listeria monocytogenes outbreak across the U.S., according to information gathered by the Center for Disease and Control and the FDA.

Announced by Rizo-López Foods, Inc. on February 5, 2024, the recall covers a number of cheese, yogurt, and sour cream products that were distributed and made available for purchase at the following retail deli counters, among others:

  • El Super
  • Cardenas Market
  • Northgate Gonzalez
  • Superior Groceries
  • El Rancho
  • Vallarta
  • Food City
  • La Michoacana
  • Numero Uno Markets

As can be referenced in the product photos included in the FDA announcement, the affected products fall under the following brands:

  • Tio Francisco
  • Don Francisco
  • Rizo Bros
  • Rio Grande
  • Food City
  • El Huache
  • La Ordena
  • San Carlos
  • Campesino
  • Santa Maria
  • Dos Ranchitos
  • Casa Cardenas
  • 365 Whole Foods Market

Consumers who may have purchased a recalled product are urged to remove the item(s) their refrigerators and freezers and then discard them. Further questions may be directed to the company at 1-888-296-2233, 24 hours a day.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to monitor this recall.


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