Queso Fresco Cheese from Javier Peregrina Tests Positive for
BROOKLYN, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The New York State Agriculture
Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today warned consumers not to eat "Queso Fresco Fresh
Cheese" made by Javier Peregrina of Brooklyn. Recent samples of this product tested
positive for Listeria contamination.
September 1, 1999
The New York Department of Agriculture did not
release the distribution or say how much of the cheese was sold. The department of
agriculture did not respond to our inquires for additional information. The label of the
suspect product reads "Peregrina Cheese, Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese," and has the
container code of Y0674.
Consumers with this product are urged to discard
If consumed, this product could cause Listeriosis,
a potentially fatal flu-like disease. Listeriosis can also cause stillbirths in pregnant
women and serious illness in immuno-compromised individuals and other high risk groups.
The contaminated cheese was discovered through
routine testing by inspectors for the New York State Department of Agriculture and
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