Rizo-López Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for a wide range of its dairy products due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a dangerous bacteria responsible for causing severe infections. This recall, encompassing products distributed nationwide under multiple brand names, including Bright Farms, Casa Cardenas, Food City, and Trader Joe’s, among others, underscores the serious health risks posed to the public.
In light of this recall, the FDA and CDC recommend that consumers, restaurants, and retailers do not consume, sell, or serve any of the recalled brands and products. They also stress the importance of thorough cleaning and sanitization of any surfaces or containers that may have come into contact with the recalled products to prevent cross-contamination.
Who has been hurt?
Listeria monocytogenes infections can lead to fatal outcomes in vulnerable populations like young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems, while others might experience temporary but severe symptoms. So far there have been 23 hospitalizations and 2 deaths.
Symptoms of listeriosis can range from high fever and severe headache to more grave conditions such as stiff neck, confusion, and miscarriages in pregnant women. Given the widespread distribution of the recalled products and the severity of potential health risks, this recall serves as a critical reminder of the importance of food safety practices.
Did you or a loved one get Listeria?
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