GRANDVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Del Bueno of Grandview, Wash., said Tuesday it's expanding its recall of Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese to all package sizes. The cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. On Monday, the company said it was recalling just 16 oz. packages.
Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, headache, stiffness and nausea.
The cheese was distributed to retail markets in Washington and one retail store each in Hermiston and Milton-Freewater, Ore. It is packaged in round clear plastic and is marked on the back with a code date. All codes through May 30, 2010, are being recalled.
The Washington state departments of agriculture and health say one illness has been linked to the cheese.