Quesos La Ricura Ltd. is recalling nearly 2,500 units of  Mi Ranchito Fresh Cheese with Hot Peppers because of elevated levels of coliform.

The recalled product was distributed in Massachusetts, Colorado, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Iowa, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

There is concern that consumers may still have the product in their homes because of its long shelf life.

Recalled product:

  • Quesos La Ricura Mi Ranchito Fresh Cheese with Hot Peppers, 14. 0z.
  • Sell by March 20, 2022
  • 2478 individual units

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase.

About coliform

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coliform bacteria are microbes found in the digestive systems of warm-blooded animals, in soil, on plants, and in surface water. These microbes typically do not make you sick; however, because microbes that do cause disease are hard to test for, “total coliforms” are tested instead. If the total coliform count is high, then it is very possible that harmful germs like viruses, bacteria, and parasites might also be found.

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