Over the weekend, the CDC issued a warning for consumers within 4 states. The warning tells us that there have been cases of people being sick due to listeria possibly being linked to certain cheeses. Until they are fully certain about which brand is making people sick, The Centers for Disease Control released the following;
"Be aware that Hispanic-style soft cheeses made from pasteurized milk have caused Listeria outbreaks. Although pasteurization of milk kills Listeria, products made from pasteurized milk can still become contaminated if they are produced in facilities with unsanitary conditions. You are at higher risk for severe Listeria illness if you are pregnant, aged 65 or older, or have a weakened immune system due to certain medical conditions or treatments." www.cdc.gov/
As of now Virginia, Connecticut, Maryland and New York are said to be among the 4 states effected by this outbreak.
What are some symptoms of Listeria? Common food poisoning symptoms, like diarrhea and fever. The CDC also says; Symptoms of severe illness usually start 1 to 4 weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria.