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Health officials linked a food poisoning outbreak to salads and dairy products from Whole Foods and other supermarkets.

An FDA inspection linked listeria bacteria to a Modesto, California, factory that makes cheese, yogurt, salad dressing, and sour cream for 13 brands.

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The FDA recalled all salad kits, taco kits, salad dressing, chicken enchiladas, cheeses, yogurts and sour cream made by Rizo-López Foods.
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The listeria outbreak lasted over 9 years, sickened 26 people and killed two people.

Rizo-López Foods makes the food for brands including Whole Foods Market’s 365, Food City, Casa Cardenas, Don Francisco and Tio Francisco.

Rizo-López removed aged cheese in January after the state of Hawaii found listeria in a sample of Rizo Bros.’ Aged Cotija.

You can find the full list of recalled foods HERE.

“This outbreak includes cases dating back to 2014 and is currently ongoing,” the FDA said Tuesday.

“The CDC investigated this outbreak in 2017 and 2021. Epidemiologic evidence in previous investigations identified queso fresco and other similar cheeses as a potential source of the outbreak. But there was not enough information to identify a specific brand.”

Signs and symptoms of listeria food poisoning include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Back pain
  • Convulsions
  • Call 911 or go to an emergency room if you suspect you have these symptoms.

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