Manufacturer Has Recalled Cheese Product
- A manufacturer Has recalled 10,000 packages of Queso Fresco Cheese after a
sampling program found potentially fatal listeria bacteria in the product.
The green-labeled Queso Fresco in flat, circular vacuum-sealed clear bags,
was distributed to retail grocery stores in California and New York, Ariza
Cheese Co. Inc. has been reported to have said Wednesday.
The product being recalled has a ``use by'' date of Sept. 26, 2002, and the
UPC code 3313688262, the company said.
The Food and Drug Administration found the bacteria in a test of the
finished product. The company said there have been no reports of illnesses
related to consumption of the product.
Consuming food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause
listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people
rarely contract it, but people with weakened immune systems are at risk.
Pregnant women could suffer miscarriages.
Consumers were urged to return the recalled cheese to the place of purchase
for a full refund.