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One Dead, Seven Sickened in Listeria Outbreak Linked to Cheese
NBC News ^ | 2/21/14

Posted on 02/22/2014 2:54:18 AM PST by Libloather

One person has died and three newborns have become ill in an outbreak of listeria linked to Hispanic-style cheese.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the death occurred in California. Seven additional illnesses were reported in Maryland.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: california; cheese; listeria; maryland
All of the Maryland victims reported eating soft or semi-soft Hispanic-style cheese that they purchased at different locations of the same grocery store chain. Listeria was later detected in a sample of Caujada en Terron, or fresh cheese curd, purchased at that chain.

Racist cheese?

1 posted on 02/22/2014 2:54:18 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

You know, we really need the government to regulate this. We need an agency to oversee food production and safety standards, so that something like this never happens again.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 2:58:42 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Libloather

Thanks for posting. Interesting. Health/life BUMP!


3 posted on 02/22/2014 3:05:42 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Libloather

“Hispanic-style cheese”? Do they mean Mexican cheese? Did I miss a memo as to how we’re not allowed to describe people or things from Mexico as “Mexican” any more?

And if the cheese was locally-made, why not mention that?


4 posted on 02/22/2014 3:10:04 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Tax-chick

Those friggin spaniards are at it again


5 posted on 02/22/2014 3:27:01 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: Libloather

Does “Hispanic style” cheese go well with crazy ass crackers?


6 posted on 02/22/2014 3:35:59 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Libloather

” Hispanic-style cheese”?

Whiskey tango foxtrot india tango, over.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 3:36:04 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: ronnie raygun

Funny, I was just telling someone that I don’t even recall having met a Spanish immigrant from Spain here.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 3:36:25 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Darksheare

Tango Hotel India Sierra.:http://wisconsincheesegroup.com/cheese/PRODUCTS/ElViajero.aspx


9 posted on 02/22/2014 4:08:49 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Libloather

” Hispanic-style cheese...”

RAYCISS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 02/22/2014 4:23:40 AM PST by FAA
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To: Rodamala
Does “Hispanic style” cheese go well with crazy ass crackers?

ding ding ding ding ding ding! We have a winner! Post of the Day!

11 posted on 02/22/2014 4:39:52 AM PST by frithguild (The warmth and goodness of Gaia is a nuclear reactor in the Earth's core that burns Thorium)
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To: Libloather

Bathtub cheese


12 posted on 02/22/2014 4:48:15 AM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Darksheare

When I lived out west we called it ‘bath tub cheese’

It was sold at all the flee markets and farmers’ market.

Most people knew not to touch it. Not because it was made with raw milk, but because the methods were unsafe.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 4:50:46 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: frithguild

Apparently not.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 4:51:20 AM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: Tax-chick

Why not call it queso fresco? And what idiot is giving it to babies?


15 posted on 02/22/2014 4:56:54 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Gaffer

Antonio Banderas is from Spain, so that’s one. And I think when I was very little I had a friend whose parents came from Spain, but I’m not sure if that’s where they were from. I can’t even remember my friend’s name now.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 5:01:38 AM PST by jocon307
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To: goodwithagun
You know, we really need the government to regulate this. We need an agency to oversee food production and safety standards, so that something like this never happens again.

I propose a new Dept of Cheese Security.

17 posted on 02/22/2014 5:13:50 AM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Libloather
Stick with Swiss....it's neutral.
18 posted on 02/22/2014 5:19:30 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Libloather

Was it a “white” Hispanic cheese??

(Prayers for the victims)


19 posted on 02/22/2014 6:17:05 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: justrepublican

Can you make bathtub gin in the same bathtub that you make bathtub cheese in?


20 posted on 02/22/2014 6:27:22 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Gaffer
Funny, I was just telling someone that I don’t even recall having met a Spanish immigrant from Spain here.

I only have to look at my son to see a Spanish immigrant. He was born in Spain, and they give citizenship to all children born there.

21 posted on 02/22/2014 6:39:13 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: goodwithagun
We need an agency to oversee food production and safety standards, so that something like this never happens again.

If it weren't for that government agency, we would never have known that this particular cheese was a problem. Who do you think the illnesses were reported to, who determined that there might be a problem, and who did the investigation to find this out? Also, who ordered the recall of those cheeses?

Left to the "market", those cheeses would still be making people sick, but no one would ever know except for the attending physicians.

22 posted on 02/22/2014 6:43:49 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Libloather

Mexicans are firm believers in some homemade products that Americans would only buy in stores. This includes cheese and, of all things, bologna. They think of it in the same light as home canning.

Crema Mexicana (aka Table Cream) is somewhat similar to Crème fraîche, which is a milder sour cream and cooks better. Most retail sour cream, heavy cream, and some milks are “ultra pasteurized”, which really fouls their flavor. But hey, who doesn’t like milk so processed that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated until opened? In any event, homemade Crema Mexicana and Crème fraîche are much, much tastier than the retail versions.

Queso Mexicano (Fresh Mexican cheese (mild)) and Ricotta Cheese.

http://www.mexicoinmykitchen.com/2009/06/how-to-make-fresh-mexican-cheesecomo.html

Other Mexican cheeses.

Queso Blanco- very similar to Monterrey Jack or Mozzarella in flavor
Queso Fresco- crumbles easily
Panela- crumbles very easily and has a slightly salty flavor
Requesón- a very soft texture similar to Italian ricotta cheese
Queso Quesadilla- mild in flavor
Asadero- stronger flavor
Manchego- yellow color and tangy flavor
Oaxaca- similar texture to string cheese
Chihuahua- similar flavor to a mild cheddar

Hard, strong flavored cheeses.

Cotija- strong flavor, similar to Italian Parmesan
Enchilado or Anejo Enchilado- very strong flavor and coated in chile powder or paprika


23 posted on 02/22/2014 6:51:35 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Tax-chick

The same basic kind of cheese is made throughout Latin America. It is often sold here in Hispanic markets with country-specific designations.


24 posted on 02/22/2014 6:54:44 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Tax-chick

Here is a link to the website of the company that produces this stuff (Misspellings abound.):

http://roosfoods.com/aboutus.php

Sounds like the junk is sold only in specialty stores.


25 posted on 02/22/2014 6:59:00 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: goodwithagun
You know, we really need the government to regulate this. We need an agency to oversee food production and safety standards, so that something like this never happens again.

Maybe someone could write a book about the filth in these processing plants... they could call it something like "The Jungle"... a good nom de plume for the aspiring writer could be ... Upton Sinclair ... who knows, it might lead to something.

26 posted on 02/22/2014 6:59:27 AM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because the left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfi)
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To: moose07

Here is the website of the company that produced the cheese in question:

http://roosfoods.com/aboutus.php


27 posted on 02/22/2014 7:00:11 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

No, thanks. I really don’t like the extras I might get.

Lord Lister was a brilliant man,


28 posted on 02/22/2014 7:03:34 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: exDemMom

Praise be to Big Gov for keeping us safe from ourselves! All hail Big Gov!

You’re use of quotation marks around the word market implies you don’t believe in it, or at least question its worth. Take that crap to DU.


29 posted on 02/22/2014 7:10:36 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Rodamala
"Does “Hispanic style” cheese go well with crazy ass crackers?"

LOL!

30 posted on 02/22/2014 7:30:34 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: goodwithagun

Hope that is tongue and cheek. For a starter there is NO HUMAN BEING at the FDA BAD DRUG HOT LINE, just another failed computer system like 0’care’s. And you have to be your own detective to boot.

They insist on drug warnings, and side effects to be listed, with your prescriptions, they do NOT INSIST on how successful the drug is. My pain management doc said when Lyrica which is a Epilepsy seizure drug, was first intro’d for Fibromyalgia (FMS) pain, they were all ecstatic over it, glowing reports from Big Pharma Reps. Turns out a full 50% stopped taking it due to the most horrendous SIDE EFFECTS. It is now being expanded to Peripheral Neuopathy patients, many diabetics develop it. NOR are most doctors well educated on those SIDE EFFECTS! Just check it out. These are what are listed, need more info you have to did deep into the blogs for that. http://www.rxlist.com/lyrica-side-effects-drug-center.htm

NARCO is going to replace Lore Tabs, less Tylenol, just as addictive, and MORE side effects.

Chestor, Lipitor became the #1,2 Cholesterol drug through a slick multimillion $ ad campaign. They are the worst side effect Cholesterol drug on the market, older ones that are much cheaper or generic work just as well with less side effects. NOTE to SENIORS 40mg is MAX dose of these 2 drugs, anything a doctor orders over that is a OD dose.

When I was in the hospital after a nasty fall that bruised my entire AB wall and Ribs, nothing broken, 3 day stay for test, IDIOT internist prescribed for AB PAIN CYTOTEC, which is a ABORTION DRUG! Good thing I had my Tablet and looked up any drug that was prescribed.

BE careful not to touch any mags or books in your doctors office waiting room, they carry many viruses especially one like the Cruise Ship one and they last on the surface of them for hours or days. Bring your own reading material and keep it in your hand.


31 posted on 02/22/2014 8:06:44 AM PST by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: GailA

Yes, I speak fluent sarcasm. I’m no fan of Big Gov and her alphabet programs run amuck.


32 posted on 02/22/2014 9:42:24 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Bigg Red

The major human pathogen in the Listeria genus is L. monocytogenes. It is found in soil, which can lead to vegetable contamination. Animals can also be carriers.

The five most common carriers of Listeria are canned and raw seafood (no sushi for you); fruits of all kinds; foods that are refrigerated for long periods of time; preserved and smoked meats; root vegetables and ground-grown vegetables like squash.

So, Mexican cheeses are pretty low on the totem pole. Yet at the same time, they are very tasty. I’m a big fan of both homemade Crème fraîche and Crema Mexicana.

You should be able to get the retail version of creama at the store, and while good, the homemade is so much better.


33 posted on 02/22/2014 9:57:21 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: maine yankee

Sounds amazingly disgusting.


34 posted on 02/22/2014 10:16:53 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Tax-chick
“Hispanic-style cheese”? Do they mean Mexican cheese? Did I miss a memo as to how we’re not allowed to describe people or things from Mexico as “Mexican” any more? And if the cheese was locally-made, why not mention that?

Maybe the cheese was made by residents of Hispaniola, at least that is what runs through my mind whenever the word Hispanic comes up.

35 posted on 02/22/2014 10:23:18 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: goodwithagun
You’re use of quotation marks around the word market implies you don’t believe in it, or at least question its worth. Take that crap to DU.

My use of the quotations around the word "market" indicates that I recognize that libertarians have a belief system about what a market is and what it does that doesn't correspond with reality. The belief that "the market" can somehow guarantee food safety, despite an utter lack of mechanisms to do so is just that--a belief. In reality, the market is the economic system--it is very good at setting wages and prices. Just as I wouldn't expect a debate about the best way to grow tomatoes to be settled by who can swim the fastest, I wouldn't expect the market to be able to determine whether a particular food product is contaminated, because it is the wrong tool for that.

36 posted on 02/22/2014 11:24:50 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Libloather; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Hispanic-style Cheese???

What is “Hispanic-Style?” La Reconqueso? Refried cheese? Dulce la Cheesy? Cheesy Gonzales? Gringo de Cheesico?

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


37 posted on 02/22/2014 7:28:55 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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