Colorado Supplier Expands Recall for Cream Cheese, Queso

Originally just for cream cheese, the recall now also includes two queso products sold at Whole Foods and Natural Grocers stores in Colorado.

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Interstate Food Products of Lakewood, Colorado, is recalling Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Queso,and Spicy Queso, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which may 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 items were distributed in Whole Foods Rocky Mountain Region, and the Denver metro area for Natural Grocers.

Products were:

  • Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese stores, UPC code is 63818396147
  • Little Hatches Queso dip UPC code 638183961496
  • Little Hatches Spicy Queso dip UPC code 7051005091000

The product comes in a 13.5 -ounce, clear plastic package.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 13.5-ounce packages of Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Queso and Spicy Queso.

Product was delivered to Whole Foods stores in the Denver Colorado Metro area, as well as Natural Grocers metro area.

Consumers who have purchased 13.5-ounce containers of Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Queso or Spicy Queso are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at [email protected] or 720-626-9917, Monday thru Friday 9:00 to 3:00 EDT.

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