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Department of Health Confirms Listeria Contamination in Queso Fresco, Warns Public Not to Consume Queso Fresco Made by Azteca Linda Corp.

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers not to eat queso fresco manufactured by Azteca Linda Corp. that has an expiration date of September 11, 2010. HEALTH’s Laboratory confirmed that this product tested positive for the bacteria that causes listeria. HEALTH expects this product to be recalled.

Symptoms of listeria can include fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages or still births among pregnant women. Young children, the elderly or people with weakened immune systems can be at increased risk for more serious symptoms. Anyone who experiences these symptoms and has eaten this product should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

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