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Queseria Bendita Fresh Cheese 2010

Two Oregon mothers, their prematurely born infants, and a pregnant woman residing in Washington state, were hospitalized after eating cheeses produced by Queseria Bendita, a Yakima, Washington, business. At least one of the illnesses was laboratory confirmed. Listeria monocytogenes was isolated from cheese samples and from the store. The cheeses were made from pasteurized milk. It was possible that contamination of the product occurred during production.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2010
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Oregon
  • Organism(s):
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Cheese, Fresh
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Company retail store, Hispanic markets
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Panela, Queso Fresco, Requeson
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 5
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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