The FDA and CDC have issued a cheese emergency, folks! It turns out that more than 20 poor souls ended up in the hospital, and sadly, two people even lost their lives, just because they had the audacity to eat some dairy products. Can you believe it? It’s like some sort of cheesy horror movie!
Massive Recall Issued Over Everyone’s Favorite Cheese Products.
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Now, the FDA is telling us not to eat, sell, or serve queso fresco and cotija cheese. Apparently, these cheeses are contaminated with a fancy-sounding bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes. But hey, who needs those fancy cheese names anyway, right? It’s not like we’re French or anything!
But wait, it gets worse. Brace yourself for some seriously terrifying news. The FDA has named and shamed a whole bunch of brands, including Casa Cardenas, Don Francisco, and even Trader Joe’s! Yep, even our beloved Joe isn’t safe from this cheesy disaster. So, folks, take a moment of silence to mourn the loss of all those delicious cheese dreams we once had.
This cheese epidemic is spreading like wildfire, people. And it’s not just the queso fresco and cotija cheese we need to worry about. Sour creams, yogurts, and any cheeses from Rizo Lopez Foods Inc. are also on the hit list. So, if you’ve got any of these cheesy villains lurking in your fridge, it’s time to toss them out like yesterday’s news.
Now, you might be wondering how in the world this Listeria thing works. According to the CDC, it can strike within two weeks of eating contaminated foods, or even up to 10 weeks later. Talk about patience! Symptoms can range from mild to severe, with fever, muscle aches, vomiting, and diarrhea being the more “pleasant” options. But hey, if you’re lucky, you might also get a stiff neck, confusion, and convulsions. Fun times!
But here’s the kicker, folks. Pregnant women and those in the golden age of 65 or more are in even more danger! Apparently, Listeria spreads beyond the gut for these unsuspecting victims. So, if you fit into these risky categories, I suggest you lock up your cheese stash and throw away the key. It’s just not worth the risk!
Folks, it’s a cheesy catastrophe out there. The FDA and CDC are working tirelessly to protect us from the clutches of Listeria, but it’s up to us to stay vigilant. So, check your fridges, ditch that queso fresco, and remember, better safe than sorry!