FDA Releases Prevention Strategy to Enhance the Safety of Soft Fresh Queso Fresco-Type Cheeses

March 20, 2023 FDA

The FDA has released a summary of a new strategy aimed at reducing foodborne outbreaks and illness associated with the consumption of soft fresh Queso Fresco type cheeses.

New LALA Artisan Quesos Recognized for Outstanding Food Packaging

July 1, 2021 LALA, U.S. INC.

Three authentic Mexican artisan cheese products recently introduced by LALA U.S. — Queso Fresco, Queso Panela, and Queso Oaxaca — are being recognized for “Outstanding Food Packaging Design” by the Latampack International Awards.

La Vaquita Makes Donation to Support World Hunger Day

In commemoration of World Hunger Day and to celebrate 50 years of bringing flavor and tradition to homes across Texas, La Vaquita will donate 13,000 pounds of its popular queso fresco to the Houston Food Bank on May 28th to help local communities fight hunger. Employees from the La Vaquita plant and individuals from Dairy Farmers of America will also be onsite to volunteer.

LALA Introduces Three Artisan Quesos

April 8, 2021 LALA US

LALA® is bringing home the authentic taste of Mexico with the introduction of three types of artisan cheese — Queso Fresco, Queso Panela and Queso Oaxaca. The new additions to the LALA® brand of fresh dairy products are now available in Fiesta Mart grocery stores and El Rancho Supermercardo stores throughout Texas and international specialty markets in the Chicago area.

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.