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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lacteos Santa Martha Products Recalled Due to Listeria

Oasis Brands, Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling select lots of various Lacteos Santa Martha products with Best by dates of 07/01/14 through 12/31/14, because the products has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an 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 stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled products were distributed in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina from April 1st through October 14, 2014 to distributors and retail stores. The products can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) sticker on the label of the plastic bag of 07/01/14 through 12/31/14.
Queso Seco Centroamericano (Dry White Cheese) 1Lb
UPC 876593 001874
Queso Seco Olanchano (Dry Cheese) 1Lb
UPC 635349 000840
Queso Seco Hondureno (Dry Cheese) 12oz
UPC 876593 001690
Quesito Casero (Fresh Curd) 12oz
UPC 635349 000406
My Queso (Latin Flavor Cheese) 1Lb
UPC 635349 000406
Queso Cuzcatlan (Salvadorean Flavor Cheese) 1Lb
UPC 635349 000406
Queso para Freir (Cheese for Frying) 12oz
UPC 635349 000758
Queso Fresco (Fresh Cheese) 12oz
UPC 635349 000703
Cuajada en Hoja Queso Casero Hecho a Mano (Fresh Curd) 12oz
UPC 635349 000895
Crema Centroamericana (Soft Blend Dairy Spread) 1Lb
UPC 876593 001898
Mantequilla Hondurena (Honduran Style Cream) 1Lb
UPC 635349 000772
Crema Nica (Grade A Cultured Cream) 1Lb
UPC 635349 000468
HonduCrema Olanchana (Olanchana Style Soft Blend Dairy Spread) 1Lb
UPC 635349 000598
Crema Guatemalteca (Guatemalan Style Cream) 1Lb
UPC 635349 000819
Crema GuateLinda (Guatemalan Style Cream) 1Lb
UPC 635349 000390
Crema Cuzcatlan (Salvadorean Style Cream) 1Lb
UPC 635349 000444
FDA is investigating illnesses associated with the product.
The recall is the result of routine sampling by The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Food Inspectors and subsequent FDA environmental samples that revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The company ceased production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased the Lacteos Santa Martha products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (305) 599-0225 Monday thru Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST.

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