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On February 24, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Listeria infection investigation notice related to Spanish-style fresh soft cheese.
It is understood that 3 new cases were added this week. The outbreak has caused 10 people in 4 states (Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Virginia) to become ill, 9 people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
Interviews with patients and laboratory data indicate that fresh cheese made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc. is likely to be the source of the epidemic.
Connecticut officials found an outbreak of Listeria in samples of El Abuelito brand cheese collected from the store where the patient bought the cheese.
The United States CDC recommends prohibiting the consumption, sale or supply of any cheese sold under the El Abuelito brand, and recalls cheese products sold under the El Abuelito, Rio Grande and Rio Lindo brands. The CDC in the United States is concerned that any cheese produced or processed at the factory may be contaminated and make people sick. Consumers can throw away or return the recalled products to the place of purchase.
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