Company Recalls 16 Varieties Of Cheese After Death, Illnesses

WASHINGTON (February 24, 2014) Roos Foods of Kenton, Del., has recalled 16 varieties of cheese after some of the cheeses were linked to a death in California and illnesses in newborns.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the cheeses are linked to a listeria outbreak.

The recalled products are the company's Mexicana, Amigo, Santa Rosa De Lima and Anita brands, which were distributed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The CDC said there was one death in California and seven illnesses in Maryland.

All the Maryland victims reported consuming the cheese.

Three of those sickened were newborns.

It’s not clear whether the death involved one of the infants.

Listeria is especially dangerous to pregnant women because it easily passes through to the fetus.

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