The FDA announced on June 13 that Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese of Reading, Michigan has recalled all lots of various types of soft Mexican-style cheeses due to potential Listeria contamination. 

According to the FDA:

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease.  Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.  Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.  The very young, the pregnant, the elderly and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to infection.  People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

The recall was announced after the FDA tested the firm’s “queso fresco” cheese, on May 26, and discovered to it to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

The products were distributed to retails stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin.