January 27, 2020 — Quesos La Ricura LTD. of New York recalled cotija cheese after a sample tested positive for E. coli.
No illnesses have been reported. The recall was issued after health officials in Florida tested a product from a retail store and discovered that it was contaminated with Shiga-toxin E. coli (STEC).
The cheese was distributed at grocery stores in New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida.
The product is packaged in a plastic-wrapped yellow styrofoam container. The label reads “Quesos La Ricura Queso Cotija, Cotija Cheese aged over 60 days” and is marked with a weight of 12-oz and UPC: 7 69087 00933 6.
Shiga-toxin producing E. coli is a bacteria that commonly causes an illness with bloody diarrhea. Some people develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), which can lead to severe kidney damage and even death.
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