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Super Bowl party food poisoning fears as CDC recalls MORE dips and cheese amid fears...


More foods are being recalled in the wake of a deadly outbreak of listeria poisoning, including several Super Bowl Sunday staples. 

Seven-layer bean dip, chicken enchiladas, cilantro salad dressing and taco kits sold at major grocers like Costco, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and Albertson's are part of the growing recalls of products made by Rizo-Lopez Foods.

It is the third batch of recalls this week and brings the total number of affected products to 69 - with salad kits, dressings, yogurts, creams, and cheeses also pulled from shelves.

The source of the outbreak has been traced to Rizo-Lopez's California factory, which supplies dairy products to supermarkets nationwide. 

So far, two people have died and 26 have fallen sick since 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Health officials investigated illnesses in 2017 and 2021, but were only able to confirm the source based on new laboratory and inspection information when more people fell ill in December, officials said.

Rizo-Lopez Foods recalled more than 60 soft cheeses, yogurt, and sour creams on Tuesday that are sold under the brands 365 Whole Foods Market, Tio Francisco, Don Francisco, Rizo Bros, Rio Grande, Food City, El Huache, La Ordena, San Carlos, Campesino, Santa Maria, Dos Ranchitos, and Casa Cardenas.

The CDC said consumers who have the recalled products should throw them away and thoroughly clean the refrigerator, counters, and other contact sites. Listeria can survive in the refrigerator and easily contaminate other foods and surfaces.