FDA Recalls Dairy for Listeria

The FDA updated its recent recall, adding products used in retail businesses, including meal kits.

February 14, 2024

On February 6, The Food and Drug Administration fist announced a recall of dairy products linked to Rizo-Lopez Food Inc. that were sold at retail locations due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

On February 13, FDA updated its recall after it was notified of additional companies who have issued public notifications or recalls for products linked to the original Rizo-Lopez Food Inc. dairy recall. Most recently, MG Foods recalled S&S Ham & Cotija Torta Sandwich on Telera Roll, which is sold in vending machines and grab-and-go retail markets in Florida.

So far, 26 people have become ill, 23 have been hospitalized and two people have died as a result of the outbreak.

The FDA recommendations:

  • Do not eat, sell or serve recalled brands of cheeses, sour creams (cremas) or yogurts manufactured by Rizo Lopez Foods Inc. or products made with recalled dairy products.
  • Check your refrigerators and freezers for any recalled products and throw them away. If you froze a product without the original packaging and can’t tell if it is part of the recalls, throw it away.
  • Consumers, restaurants and retailers who purchased or received recalled products, including wholesale products, should carefully clean and sanitize any surfaces or containers that it touched.
  • Follow FDA’s safe handling and cleaning advice to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. 
  • Listeria can survive in refrigerated temperatures and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces. 
  • If you have symptoms of listeriosis you should contact your health care provider to report your symptoms and receive care.

The products are sold in stores nationwide and the outbreak is still ongoing. The FDA stated that updates will be provided as they become available.

More information about recalled products, including descriptions, sizes and UPCs or “best by” dates are included in the table of recalled products. Additional information is also available in the recall notices from the companies.