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Latino-Style Cheeses Recalled After Listeria Scare In Maryland

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Lovers of Latino-style cheese — both soft and hard — need to be aware of a Listeria warning in the D.C. region.

Walk into any Maryland supermarket catering to local Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, Mexicans, or Nicaraguans and you'll find a plethora of Latino cheeses and sour creams. They are used in everything from pupusas to burritos, tacos, beans, and even soups.

But now the FDA and local health authorities have issued a Listeria warning for cheese products made by Roos Foods of Delaware. The suspect brands include Santa Rosa de Lima, Amigo, La Chapina, Zuyapa, Mexicana and Crema Nica. These have been pulled off the shelves in Maryland, Virginia and the District.

Seven people in Maryland have fallen ill with Listeria, according to the CDC.


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