The Lake Worth company has withdrawn at least one batch of Salvadoran cheese packages to make pupusas. The rigor tests conducted by the Florida Department of Agriculture identified the presence of listeria in the product.
The company’s product recall notice says that “the production of this article has been suspended, while authorities and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.”
The withdrawal covers lot No. 1041020 in presentation of one pound. The company recommended that buyers who bought the quesillo throw it away.
Listeriosis is an infection caused by the bacteria called listeria, which causes high fever, headache, stomachache, stiffness, nausea and diarrhea, and affects 1,600 people in the United States every year. About 250 die.
Older people, children under 5 and those with weakened immune systems are the most vulnerable to the worst effects of listeria. In the case of pregnant women, they risk having abortions or giving birth prematurely, health authorities warned.