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March 11,  200

Pergrina Cheese Has Recalled Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese

Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Pergrina Cheese Corp, 342 Ten Eyck Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206 has recalled 14-ounce plastic trays of ?Peregrina Cheese Brand Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese? because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

If consumed, the product could cause Listeriosis, a disease that usually causes mild flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals; however in immune-compromised individuals, meningitis and blood poisoning can occur. Pregnant women are also considered a high-risk group, as Listeriosis can also result in stillbirths.

The cheese was distributed to retail outlets in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area.

?Peregrina Cheese Brand Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese? is sold in a 14-ounce plastic tray package with code ?0933.? The package contains a plant number of 36-8431 and a ?grocery sticker? identifying the code ?0933.? The label shows the address of the plant location as 342 Ten Eyck Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206.

The recall was initiated after routine samples taken by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Dairy Products Specialists discovered the product to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumers who have purchased the product should return it to the place of purchase.

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