January 11, 2001Brooklyn Firm Recalls Cheese
NY (SafetyAlerts) - New York State
Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today warned consumers not to consume certain
containers of Quesos Zurita Mexican White Cheese, manufactured and distributed by Zurita
Cheese, 649 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Routine samples taken by Department inspectors
reveal the presence of Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal
infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be
bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with
Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more
severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e. infected aneurysms), endocarditis and
The product was sold in 14-ounce foil wrapped packages marked with plant #369630 on the
top and an expiration date of January 30, 2001 stamped on the side. The product was
distributed throughout the Metropolitan New York City area. Zurita Cheese is voluntarily
recalling the product.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
Consumers who have purchased 14-ounce packages of Zurita Mexican White Cheese are urged to
discard all product or return them to the point of purchase.
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