On March 1, Roos Foods announced an expansion of its recall beyond the 16 varieties of cheeses it listed in a previous recall. The products in question, which were distributed through retail stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Washington, have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Cheese products in the recall now include all product sizes and containers of Santa Rosa de Lima Queso Duro Blando, and Mexicana Queso Cojito Molido. All sizes and containers of the cheese products previously identified are being recalled.
Roos Foods is adding sour cream the recall list as well. It now includes all product sizes and containers of specific sour creams packaged in various sized white plastic tubs, clear plastic bags, clear plastic pouches, and clear plastic jars.
As recounted in our report of Roos’ first announcement, the company’s dairy products were linked to a multi-state outbreak of Listeria that resulted in the death of one person and the hospitalization of seven, including three babies. Listeria poses a particular risk to babies, as well as any person in less than robust heath, and can cause miscarriages and stillbirths for pregnant women who have been exposed. In light of that fact, every precaution should be taken if there is any doubt about a food product.