California Death Prompts Recall of Cheese

Published on: Feb 24, 2014 @ 12:30

WASHINGTON, DC – 16 varieties of cheese are being recalled.  The cheeses are recall alertlinked to a death in California and illnesses in newborns.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the cheeses produced by Roos Foods of Kenton, Del., are linked to a listeria outbreak. The recalled products are the company’s Mexicana, Amigo, Santa Rosa De Lima and Anita brands. The products were distributed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Three of those sickened were newborns; it is unclear if the death was one of the newborns.

Listeria is especially dangerous to pregnant women because it easily passes through to the fetus.