Michigan Company Recalls Possibly Tainted Cheeses

March 26, 2009

Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC based in Reading, Mich., is recalling its Asadero and Oaxaca soft Mexican-style cheeses due to possible listeria contamination.

The products were distributed to retailers and delis in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

The recalled cheeses were sold in 10-pound balls and 16- and 12-ounce plastic packages under the name “Aguas Calientes” and in 6-pound blocks shrink-wrapped in clear plastic under the name “El Jaliciense.”

Their expiration dates range from Oct. 29 through May 10. The recall encompasses all productions dates between Aug. 1, 2008 and February 27, 2009, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled products.

Eating food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a potentially fatal disease.

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.