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Asadero and Oaxaca Cheeses Recalled due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese of Reading, Michigan is recalling its Asadero and Oaxaca soft Mexican-style cheeses due to potential Listeria contamination.

A routine sample of Asadero cheese, taken by an inspector from the Michigan Department of Agriculture's Food and Dairy Division on February 23, 2009, was subsequently tested by the Michigan Department of Agriculture Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Products were distributed to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The recalled Asadero and Oaxaca cheese products were distributed to retails stores and delis in 10 lb balls, 16- and 12 oz plastic packages, sold under the name "Aguas Calientes". Product was also sold in 6 lb blocks shrink-wrapped in clear plastic, under the name "El Jaliciense". Packaging may also include a label with the name "Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC."

The recall encompasses all productions dates between August 1, 2008 (expiration date 10/29/2008) and February 27, 2009 (expiration date 5/10/2009).

MARCH-24-09: Asadero and Oaxaca Cheeses due to Possible Listeria Contamination [FDA: MEXICAN CHEESE RECALLED FOR LISTERIA]

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