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Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc. Recalls Aged Cotija


On January 11, 2023, Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc. recalled approximately a total of 344 cases of Aged Cotija Mexican Grating Cheese (8oz) that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division strongly recommends that food program operators take precautions to ensure these products are not served or consumed and instead are disposed of per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Please note that per the FDA these products are not U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods items.

The following information is directly from the FDA:

Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc. of Modesto, CA is recalling a total of 344 cases of Aged Cotija Mexican Grating Cheese (8oz), UPC 72724200043 batch number 4DW-23318 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can 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 miscarriage and stillbirths among pregnant women.

For further information on this recall, please visit the FDA Safety Alert Web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Contact Information

Consumers or program operators with questions about the recall can contact Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc. at 1-800-626-5587.

If you have any other questions regarding this subject, please contact Jeremy Partsch, Office Technician, by phone at 916-322-3005 or by email at jpartsch@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
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