PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey-based El Abuelito Cheese is recalling all of its fresh soft cheese (queso fresco) products due to possible listeria contamination.Investigators Say Speed May Have Been A Factor In Crash That Killed 5 Young People In Quogue
Listeria is a bacteria that can cause symptoms such as high fever, headaches and abdominal pain. It is especially dangerous for young children, the elderly and pregnant women.READ MORE: 28-Year-Old Man Burned When Gas Explosion Blows Out Garage At Perth Amboy Home
As of Feb. 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported seven people infected with the strain of listeria in four states, but there is not yet enough evidence to link the outbreak to El Abuelito .MORE NEWS: Worker Hurt In Wild Brawl At Brooklyn Pizza Shop; 'Like A Looney Tunes Cartoon,' Witness Says
The cheeses can be returned to the store for a refund.