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String cheese made in Florida recalled over listeria concern

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Posted at 8:49 AM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 08:49:49-05

PALM SPRINGS, Fla. — Blocks of Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese) made in Palm Springs are being recalled because they could be contaminated with Listeria, according to the FDA.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Limena LLC is recalling the product after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found Listeria in one sample of the cheese.

The product was sold in stores and online. No illnesses have been reported.

The cheese has a blue and white label and comes in a 1 lb. (16 oz.), clear plastic vacuum package marked with lot #1041020 on the top. The Expiration date is blank.

If you bought the cheese you are urged to throw it away. Anyone with questions can contact the company at 561-541-5206 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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