Recall of Cheese Suspected of Being Contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes in the U.S.A.

Issue Date 13 December 2007
Source of Information U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Food Product Cheese
Name of Product Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese
Name of Manufacturer Peregrina Cheese Corporation, New York, U.S.A.
Product Description The cheese is sold in a foil wrapped, 14-oz net weight package carrying a code of 3973
Reason for Recall Product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety The CFS has contacted the US authorities for further information and has alerted the trade. The CFS is closely monitoring the situation.
Advice to the Trade Stop selling the affected product.
Advice to Consumers Stop consuming the affected product.
Further Information

The FDA website

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
13 December 2007