MODESTO, CALIF. – Rizo-López Foods, Inc. recalled all cheeses and other dairy products made in its facility due to a listeria outbreak linked to its products.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) shared information about an ongoing nationwide listeria outbreak, identifying queso fresco, cojita cheese and other dairy products made by Rizo-López Foods as a potential source of illnesses.

The CDC shared that 26 people from seven states were infected with the outbreak strain, with 23 people being hospitalized and two dying between June 2014 and December 2023. The CDC noted that the outbreak was investigated in 2017 and 2021, but at those times there was not enough data to identify a source. The most recent investigation linked the illnesses to the Rizo-López Foods dairy facility.

The products in question were distributed throughout the country and sold at retail deli counters such as El Super, Cardenas Market, Northgate Gonzalez, Superior Groceries, El Rancho, Vallarta, Food City, La Michoacana, and Numero Uno Markets, among others.

Per Rizo-López Foods, the recalled products – chesses, yogurts and sour creams – were sold under the following brand names: Tio Francisco, Don Francisco, Rizo Bros, Rio Grande, Food City, El Huache, La Ordena, San Carlos, Campesino, Santa Maria, Dos Ranchitos, Casa Cardenas, and 365 Whole Foods Market.

The FDA shared images of the recalled products in their respective packaging, as well as a full list of the recalled products, with UPC and sell by date information.