Consumers are being warned not to eat La Clarita Queseria Queso Fresco “Fresh Cheese” made by Queseria La Poblanita Inc. of New York, NY, due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination. Officials from the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets stated there are no known illnesses to date associated with this product. La Clarita Queso FrescoThe recalled fresh Spanish-style cheese is sold in 12-oz. plastic tub packages with a label declaring a plant # 36/8585 and a product lot code of MAY 13, 2015. The manufacturer presented on the package is: “Queseria La Poblanita Inc., 216 E. 117 St., New York, NY  10035.” The product was distributed to stores and delis in the metropolitan New York area. A routine sample of the cheese, collected by an inspector from the Department’s Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services on April 15, 2015, was subsequently tested by the New York State Food Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with high levels of Staphylococcus aureus. The manufacturer was notified of the positive test result and voluntarily recalled the product. Consumers who have purchased the La Clarita Queseria Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese should return the product to the place of purchase or discard it. Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that usually causes rapid food poisoning symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramping, and prostration. In more severe cases, headache, muscle cramping and transient changes in blood pressure and pulse may occur. Recovery generally takes two days, and everyone is susceptible. While it is rare, some people have died from such cases, particularly the elderly, infants, and those who were severely debilitated.