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Updated Info on Listeria-Contaminated Queso Fresco in New York City

New Yorkers have been warned to avoid “Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese” products made by Mexicali Cheese Corp. in Woodhaven, New York due to a possible Listeria contamination.

The product is packaged in a “rigid” 14 oz. plastic tub that displays a plant number of 36-0128 and a code of 071512.

The product was packaged in containers bearing the following names:

‘Mexicali Queso Fresco Medicano, Mexican Style Fresh Cheese,’

‘Acatlan Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese’

‘Mi Quesito Mexicano, Mexican Cheese’

‘Quesillo Ecuatoriano, Ecuadorian Style Cheese’

A routine sample of the cheese was taken by the Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services on June 20. The department’s food laboratory detected a preliminary positive test result for Listeria on June 25, after which the company initiated a voluntary recall. The department confirmed those test results on Friday, June 29.

No illnesses have been reported. The department will take additional samples to determine whether or not the product is now free of pathogens.

This article has been updated and republished from its original June 29 version to include additional brand names.

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  • Gustaaf van der Feltz

    Why producers do not use Listex P100. It is approved by FDA and it is an inexpensive remedy against Listeria. Is is 100% safe and easy to use. Just add al little in the washing water. It does not affect the good properties like color, taste or texture of the cheese. Google it in your browser and you will find all the details!
    Gustaad van der Feltz