1 Listeria Outbreak Death Tied to Yakima Company

1 Listeria Outbreak Death Tied to Yakima Company

Associated Press

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Washington state Department of Health says an outbreak of listeria that has killed one person originated from a Yakima cheese maker.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1ytLqU3 ) that state health and agriculture officials are working with federal officials to contain the outbreak.

The products in question come from Yakima-based Queseria Bendita. The company has stopped producing cheese and is subject to a voluntary recall.

Health officials say as of Friday three listeria cases had been reported – one each in King, Pierce and Yakima counties. One death was reported.

Health officials say people who may have bought three Queseria Bendita brand cheeses – Queso Fresco, Panela, and Requeson – should throw the product away and not eat it.

In a statement, the company says the cheese in question was distributed to Hispanic grocery stores in Washington and Oregon and the firm also sold products from its on-site store in Yakima.

To Read WA State Dept. of Health Press Release click here http://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/2015NewsReleases/15014ListeriaNewsRelease

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