August 24, 2009: Health Warning From L.A. Dept. of Public Health

queso frescoThe L.A. County Department of Public Health is taking preventative measures to help ensure that consumers are aware of the consequences of eating fresh Mexican cheese and the potential for contracting foodborne illnesses after being infected with like Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Brucella and M. Bovis and E. coli.  They have posted information on their website regarding this topic.

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The types of cheeses that typically are most susceptible tend to be queso fresco, queso panela, queso seco, queso cotija, Crema Mexicana and Asadero.  The reason for this is that these cheeses may be sold by small, independent sellers who use fresh, not pasteurized, milk.  In addition, the production areas under which the cheeses are manufactured and stored may not be properly sanitized thus increasing the risk for contamination.

The health department recommends that if you experience any of the following symptoms you should contact your doctor as soon as possible: fever, confusion, headache, muscle or joint aches, diarrhea or vomiting and abdominal cramps. 

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