A sweeping recall of dairy products linked to a lethal listeria outbreak is expanding to foods sold at major retailers including Costco, Trader Joe’s and Walmart.
The latest items being recalled include dips, dressings, salad and taco kits sold at the grocery chains and follows a recall of nearly 60 cheese and dairy products by Modesto, Calif.-based Rizo-López Foods earlier this week. That came as federal health officials said new evidence had linked the company’s products to a listeria outbreak first detected nearly a decade ago.
At least 26 people in 11 states have been stricken in the ongoing outbreak, with the latest illness occurring in December, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One person died in California in 2017, and another fatality occurred in Texas in 2020, the CDC said.
Fresh Express on Friday said it’s recalling two salad kits with condiment packs containing the recalled cheese.
Sold at stores in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Utah and Wyoming, the Fresh Express Salsa! Ensalada Salad and Marketside Southwest Chopped Salad kits have use-by dates ranging from Jan. 6, 2024 to Feb. 20, 2024, according to the notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.