Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Recall Alert - Listeria in Queso Fresco

The FDA has just announced a recall of Queso Fresco/Fresh Cheese produced by Peregrina Cheese Corp. of Brooklyn, NY. Production lot #3973 of this cheese was found by the New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

L. monocytogenes is especially dangerous to persons who are immunocompromised, the very young, the elderly, and pregnant women. A pregnant woman who is infected with L. monocytogenes is at risk of miscarrying.

If you have purchased this cheese, please discard it or return it to the place of purchase. Do NOT, under any circumstances, eat cheese with this lot number. If you have discarded the packaging or cannot read the lot number on your package, please play it safe and discard the cheese.



  2. Interesting article on two listeria-related recalls, one for Queso Fresco cheese--the second one from this company--and the other for two meat products from Alaskan Sausage: Listeria contaminations: Queso Fresco cheese, Alaskan sausage:


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