Sunday, July 1, 2012

Listeria in Fresh Cheese - Again

There is yet another recall of fresh cheese in the U.S. because of the usual reason - contamination by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. That's the same bacteria that is the cause of the current Dole bagged romaine lettuce recall. And, it's the bacteria that pregnant women have to make every effort to avoid.

The cheese was made by Mexicali Cheese Corp. located in Woodhaven, New York and is packaged in a rigid 14 oz. plastic tub with the plant number 36-0128 and a code of 071512. As often happens these days, the product was sold under a number of different names: Mexicali Queso Fresco Mexicano, Mexican Style Fresh Cheese; or Acatlan Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese.

This is a special alert fOr consumers in the metropolitan New York area, including Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. As far as we know at present, it was not distributed anywhere else.

To your good health,

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