Health officials: Roos cheese potentially contaminated

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The DC Department of Health (DOH) warns DC residents not to buy or eat Roos cheese products, due to potential contamination.

DOH said Wednesday, Roos cheese products presumptively tested positive for Listeria bacteria.

The company, Roos Food, is based out of Kenton, Del. and has the following product brands: Santa Rosa de Lima, Amigo, Mexicana, Suyapa, La Chapina and La Purisima Crema Nica, authorities said.

Coding information and date information is still unknown, however officials are pulling the products as of Wednesday for safety concerns, the DOH said.

DOH advises to not eat any of the products and to get rid of any remaining portions. If you have already consumed any of the products, DOH says to be aware the risks and symptoms associated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria bacteria can cause listeriosis, which is a serious infection that usually happens within three days to 10 weeks of eating contaminated products, DOH said.

The infection can have short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, stomach pain and diarrhea, DOH added.

You should contact your health care provider if you or anyone you know has these symptoms and has consumed a Roos product.

No cases have been reported in DC as of Wednesday, authorities said.


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