Research recently published by scientists in The Netherlands shows that E. coli and Campylobacter bacteria are so common on goat and sheep dairy farms that pasteurization is necessary to prevent contamination of raw milk and products made with it.

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the Dutch Food and Consumer…

At least two people in Rhode Island have developed infections from Listeria monocytogenes, causing public health officials to warn against eating soft cheese referred to as queso fresco.

An alert posted Wednesday by the Rhode Island Department of Health did not include any details about the two victims, but specifically urged pregnant women to not…

Three tons of cheese produced by Miami’s La Nica Products Inc. was recalled Tuesday for possible Listeria contamination.

No illnesses are yet associated with the recall, but Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. While healthy adults may suffer…

California officials continue to investigate a five-month Salmonella outbreak they believe is connected to Mexican-style soft cheeses and are testing cheese seized from Bakersfield woman’s home. Grace Martinez told BakersfieldNow.com that the 30 packages of cheese officials took from her home were brought to the U.S. by her family members from Sinaloa, Mexico. She sells…

During much of the 18 months it was in court, it appeared that the Clinton, MI-based S. Serra Cheese Co. was going contest an injunction against it brought by the U.S. Department of Justice in federal court in August 2014. But a permanent injunction has now been entered against the Macomb County company and its…

Update: CDC declared this Listeria outbreak investigation over on Oct. 23. The final case count was 30 in 10 states. Three deaths were reported — two from California and one from Ohio. The original story from Sept. 18 follows: Turkish-string-cheese_406x250Whole genome sequencing has allowed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to connect at…

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…

State health and agriculture officials in Washington state are working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of Latin-style soft cheese produced by Queseria Bendita of Yakima, WA. As of Jan. 16, 2015, a total…

Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium often associated with foodborne illness outbreaks in cheese and fresh produce, killed approximately one in five Americans it infected between 2009 and 2011, according to a new Vital Signs report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday. Though experts called infections from Listeria rare, the pathogen still…