El Abuelito Cheese recalls Queso Fresco products

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The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

El Abuelito Cheese of Paterson, N.J., is recalling all Queso Fresco (fresh, soft cheese) products.

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The CDC reports seven people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes from four states.

A list of the recalled products with sell by dates through March 28, 2021, may be found here.

The recalled products were sold through February 16, 2021, in supermarkets, wholesale and retail stores as El Abuelito Cheese brand in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York; Rio Grande Food Products brand in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland; and Rio Lindo brand in North Carolina and Maryland.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them, but return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact El Abuelito at (973) 345-3503 Monday -- Friday from 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m. (EST) and Saturday from 8 a.m. -- 12 p.m. (EST).

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