Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese, Reading, Mich., has recalled its asadero and oaxaca soft Mexican-style cheeses due to potential Listeria contamination, the FDA is reporting on its Web site.

A routine sample of asadero cheese, taken by an inspector from the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s Food and Dairy Division on Feb. 23, was subsequently tested by the Michigan Department of Agriculture Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Products were distributed to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. The recalled cheese products were distributed to retail stores and delis in 10-pound balls and 16- and 12-ounce plastic packages, sold under the name Aguas Calientes. Product was also sold in 6-pound blocks, shrink-wrapped in clear plastic, under the name El Jaliciense. Packaging may also include a label with the name “Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC.”

The recall encompasses all production dates between Aug. 1, 2008 (expiration date Feb. 29, 2008) and Feb. 27 (expiration date May 10).

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the recalled products.

Consumers and retailers are urged to return all unused recalled product to the manufacturer. Consumers with questions may contact Salvador Torres, manager, Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese, at 517/368-5990.