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Quesito Casero Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination

Oasis Brands Inc. of Miami, FL, is recalling Quesito Casero 12 oz. with expiration date 09/27/14 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product was distributed in North Carolina and Virginia through retail stores and comes in plastic bags. No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the company which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Lacteos Sta Martha Quesito Casero 12 oz. are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (305) 599-0225.

Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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