Pergrina Cheese Has Recalled Queso
Fresco Fresh Cheese
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts)
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
?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