El Abuelito Expands Recall to Include Queso Fresco, Quesillo, and Requeson Products Because of Possible Health Risk

March 1, 2021 FDA

El Abuelito Cheese of Paterson, NJ is recalling all Queso Fresco (Fresh, soft cheese), Quesillo (Oaxaca, string cheese), and Requeson (Ricotta) products, because it 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.

NGA Submits Comments on FDA Traceability Rule

February 24, 2021 National Grocers Association

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, submitted comments yesterday on the proposed U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule, “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods.”

El Abuelito Recalls Queso Fresco Products Because of Possible Health Risk

February 22, 2021 FDA

El Abuelito Cheese of Paterson, NJ is recalling all Queso Fresco (Fresh, soft cheese) products, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.

COVID-19 Update: USDA, FDA Underscore Current Epidemiologic and Scientific Information Indicating No Transmission of COVID-19 Through Food or Food Packaging

February 18, 2021 USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to underscore that there is no credible evidence of food or food packaging associated with or as a likely source of viral transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus causing COVID-19.

FDA: Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes – Hispanic-style Fresh and Soft Cheeses

February 15, 2021 FDA

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections potentially linked to Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses.