Costco, Trader Joe's, and other major retailers have recalled foods that contain dairy products from Rizo-López Foods Inc. due to possible Listeria contamination.
The recalls come after the investigation identified dozens of Rizo-López Foods Inc. dairy products as the source of the ongoing Listeria outbreak.
The outbreak affecting 11 states has led to 23 hospitalizations and two deaths, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration data.
The initial recall of Rizo-López Foods Inc. dairy products expanded to additional items containing recalled yogurt, crema (sour cream), and cheese. Last week, the following products were recalled:
|Chicken Street Taco Kit
|The Perfect Bite Co.
|Mexican Style Street Corn Bites
|Chicken Street Taco Kit
|Bacon Ranch Crunch Salad Kit and Bacon Ranch Crunch Chopped Salad Kit
|Fresh and Ready, Sprig and Sprout, Jack and Olive
|Albertsons, Safeway, Eagle, Carrs-Safeway, Pavilions,
Vons, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw's, Star Market, Lucky
|Chicken Taco Kits and Meals
|Dole, Marketside, President's Choice
|Black Magic Brownie
|Bright Farms Southwest Chipotle Crunch Kit salad kit
|Chicken Enchiladas Verde, Cilantro Salad Dressing, Elote Chopped Salad Kit, Southwest Salad
|Marketside, Ready Pac Bistro
|Southwest Chopped Salad Kit, Bacon Ranch Crunch Kit, Fresh Mex Chopped Kit, Queso Crunch Salad Kit
|Black Bean 6 Layer Dip
|Don Pancho, HEB, Trader Joe's
|Cilantro Lime Crema, Everything Sauce Fiesta, Cilantro Cotija dressing, Poblano Caesar dressing, Cilantro Dressing, Street Taco Express Meal Kit
|Rizo Brothers California Creamery
|Cheese, Yogurt, Sour cream
The FDA warns consumers not to eat, sell, or serve recalled products. If you have any of these products in your refrigerator or freezer, throw them away.
Symptoms of Listeria infection
Eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes can cause a severe infection called listeriosis.
The infection is most dangerous for pregnant women and their newborns, adults 65 and older, and those with weakened immune systems. Other people can also be infected with Listeria, but they rarely become seriously ill.
Symptoms of invasive illness, meaning that it has spread beyond the intestines, usually start within two weeks after eating contaminated food.
In pregnant women, invasive listeriosis typically causes fever and flu-like symptoms, such as muscle aches and fatigue. However, the infection during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature delivery. It can also cause a life-threatening infection in the newborn.
Nearly one in 20 non-pregnant people with invasive listeriosis die. In non-pregnant individuals, the symptoms of the infection may include:
- Flu-like symptoms, such as muscle aches and fatigue
- Stiff neck
- Loss of balance
Listeria can also cause intestinal illness, the symptoms of which are typically mild and include diarrhea and vomiting.
If you think you may have a Listeria infection, contact your healthcare provider, especially if you are pregnant, older than 65, or immunocompromised.