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El Abuelito Queso Fresco Lawsuit

El Abuelito Queso Fresco Lawsuit

In February 2021, El Abuelito recalled Queso Fresco after a product from a store in Connecticut tested positive for Listeria bacteria.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting El Abuelito Queso Fresco induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a Listeria infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: El Abuelito Recalls 17 Types of Queso Fresco

On February 19, 2021, El Abuelito recalled 17 types of queso fresco due to a risk of Listeria.

The queso fresco recall involves products with sell-by dates through 032821 (March 28, 2021), including products that were sold under the brand-names El Abuelito®, Rio Grande Food Products®, and Rio Lindo®.

El Abuelito Queso Fresco Recall

El Abuelito recalled the following El Abuelito® Queso Fresco products in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York:

  • El Abuelito Queso Fresco Regular
  • El Abuelito Queso Fresco Promoción
  • El Abuelito Queso Fresco de Hoja
  • El Abuelito Queso Fresco
  • El Abuelito Queso Fresco Guatemala

Rio Grande Food Products Recall

El Abuelito recalled the following Rio Grande Food Products® Queso Fresco products in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland:

  • Chirilagua Queso de Hacienda
  • Queso Fresco Campestre con Hoja
  • Queso Fresco Campestre Artesanal
  • Queso Fresco con Hoja
  • Queso Fresco Yorito
  • Queso Fresco Olancho
  • Cuajada Fresca Guatemalteca
  • Cuajada Fresca Hondureña
  • Cuajada Fresca Salvadoreña

Rio Lindo Queso Fresco Recall

El Abuelito recalled the following Rio Lindo® Queso Fresco products in North Carolina and Maryland:

  • Rio Lindo Queso Fresco Mexicano
  • Rio Lindo Queso Fresco Hondureño
  • Rio Lindo Queso Fresco Salvadoreño

El Abuelito Queso Fresco Tests Positive for Listeria

February 16, 2021 — The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) warned people not to eat, serve or sell El Abuelito Queso Fresco cheese after lab tests were positive for Listeria monocytogenes in samples that were collected from a store in Connecticut in early February 2021.

Health Officials Investigating Queso Fresco Listeria Outbreak

El Abuelito Queso Fresco was tested as part of an investigation into a multi-state outbreak of Listeria illnesses.

As of February 12, 2021, at least 7 people have been hospitalized in 4 states, including Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Virginia, between October 20, 2020 and January 22, 2021.

What is the Problem?

One sick person who was hospitalized due to a severe Listeria infection said they bought Hispanic-style fresh soft cheese from the unnamed store in Connecticut where health officials collected the sample of El Abuelito Queso Fresco.

What Queso Fresco Tested Positive for Listeria?

The sample of queso fresco that tested positive for Listeria was manufactured by El Abuelito, a cheese-maker in Paterson, New Jersey. It was sold fresh in a 10-ounce plastic container with a sticker labeled with Lot #A027 and Expiration Date: February 26, 2021

What Should I Do?

Health officials are warning high-risk people not to eat any type of Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses, such as queso fresco, due to a risk of life-threatening food poisoning infections or death. High-risk people are those with vulnerable immune systems, including pregnant women, young children, elderly people, and those with certain medical conditions.

Do I have an El Abuelito Queso Fresco Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting El Abuelito Queso Fresco induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a Listeria infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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