California Residents Beware: String Cheese recalled statewide due to possible Listeria bacteria outbreak. Listeria monocytogenes can kill young children, sick people, and the elderly.
More Listeria Outbreaks in California
January 11, 2011 – Oaxaca String Cheese “La Original” produced by Surtex Foods of South Gate, Calif. is now being recalled because the 17.63-ounce packages can be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes or cause food poisoning. The cheese was sold in California through retail stores and distributors, with an expiration date of 01/09/2011.
According to the CDC, there are approximately 2500 cases of Listeriosis reported each year, resulting in about 500 deaths. Listeriosis is caused by Listeria monocytogenes, which is a bacteria typically found in soil and water. This bacteria is different from most others that cause food poisoning in that it is capable of growing in cold temperatures such as that of a refrigerator. 25% of Listeria infections are fatal, compared to a much lower percentage for Salmonella, which is the most common food-related infection.
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