Less than a month ago, the word went out that Cotija Cheese was being recalled by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), due to the possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination. The recall was instigated by Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc. of Modesto, California and was focused mainly on the Aged Cojita Mexican Grating Cheese product. More information on that recall, click here.

Now, word has come that the recall has grown to include products from Fresh & Ready Foods that contains Cotija Cheese.

Fresh & Ready Foods Packaging. White lettering on Green background
Fresh & Ready Foods/FDA.gov

This recall is a voluntary one based off of recent findings from the Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc. recall. That recall is still under investigation, but the cheese in question has been used in sandwiches distributed between January 21st and February 6th of this year.

These sandwiches were sold exclusively in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. (The initial Cotija Recall affected many more states including Washington, Oregon and California).

The Specific Recalled Sandwich Products in Question (from FDA.gov):

List of Recalled Sandwiches

If you have purchased any of these products, you are urged to dispose of the products and thoroughly clean any areas that the food may have come into contact with.

If you have further questions about the products listed above, you can reach out to Fresh & Ready Foods at RecallConcern@HotLineGlobal.com or call 1-855-424-8390.

Symptoms of Listeria

Symptoms of Listeria can be noticed within 2 weeks after eating contaminated food. On the mild side, fever, muscle aches, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and exhaustion may be felt. More severe symptoms include headache, confusion, stiff neck, convulsions, and loss of balance. Consult your health care provider if you have any of the symptoms of Listeria.

FDA Food Recalls for January 2024

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