Recall Notice: Global Garlic Inc. Recalls “Queso Freso/Whole Milk Cheese” Because of Possible Health Risk

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Global Garlic Inc. Recalls “Queso Freso/Whole Milk Cheese” Because of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

May 30, 2017

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Consumers

(305)545-6305

Announcement

Global Garlic Inc., 11501 NW 107th ST, Miami, FL, is recalling its 16oz packages of “Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk” and (“Queso Fresco x LB(Barra)/Whole Milk Cheese” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, and 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 stillbirth among pregnant women.

The recalled “Queso Fresco 16oz / Whole Milk” and (“Queso Fresco x LB(Barra)/Whole Milk Cheese” were distributed nationwide in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisiana and South Carolina.

The 16oz cheese comes in a clear plastic package marked with a UPC No. 8-96211-00235-9 and an expiration date of September 19, 2017 stamped on the side. The pound (barra) cheese weighted around 5-6 Lb., with a clear plastic package, it has no UPC number and expiration date of June 17, 2017.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 16 ounce packages of “Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk Cheese”.

The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased 16oz packages of “Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk” and (“Queso Fresco x LB(Barra)/Whole Milk Cheese” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company from Monday – Friday 8:00AM -5:30PM EST (305)545-6305.

Initial Press Release

* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office. 

  

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

For full details on the recall, please visit:  https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm561927.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery