August 13, 2009: Peregrina Cheese Corporation Recalls Cheese As A Result of Court Order

Peregrina Cheese Listeria Recall – Peregrina Cheese Corporation, Brooklyn, NY, has been ordered to recall all products that were produced after March 17, 2009, due to the possibility of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall was enjoined by Eastern District of New York after six years of being cited for poor production conditions which might potentially contaminate Peregrina’s products with Listeria during manufacturing in its Brooklyn plant. The final straw came on July 20, 2009, when the court directed the company to stop manufacturing and distributing its products until the proper actions were taken to bring the plant up to the required sanitary conditions as well as other directives.

Peregrina Cheese Listeria Recall Information

The recall action involves the following products produced since March 17, 2009:

•Peregrina Cheese brand QUESO FRESCO Fresh Cheese, 14 Oz. (397 g) foil-wrapped package, Plant # 36-8431, UPC 8 17424 00024 6, all lot codes on the market produced since March 17, 2009.

•Chipilo brand MEXICAN CHEESE QUESO FRESCO – Fresh Cheese, NET WT. 15 oz. (425g), Plant #36-8431, UPC 8 17424 00028 4, all lot codes on the market produced since March 17, 2009.

•Peregrina Cheese brand QUESO HEBRA Queso Oaxaca, NET WT. 15 Oz. (425g), Plant #36-8431, UPC 8 17424 00026 0, all lot codes on the market produced since March 17, 2009.

•Peregrina Cheese brand QUESO COTIJA MOLIDO, NET WT. 15 OZ. plastic bags, Plant # 36-1388, UPC 8 17424 00027 7, all lot codes on the market produced since March 17, 2009.

•Peregrina Cheese brand Flan, NET WT 8 oz., Plant # 36-8431, UPC 8 17424 00026 0, all lot codes on the market produced since March 17, 2009.

•Peregrina Cheese brand GELATIN, NET WT. 10 OZ., Plant # 36-8431, UPC 8 17424 00031 4, all lot codes on the market produced since March 17, 2009.

•Peregrina Cheese brand CREMA MEXICANA Mexican Cream, Weight 16 Oz., Plant # 55-8991, UPC 8 17424 00030 7, all lot codes on the market produced since March 17, 2009.

The products were distributed to retail stores in New York and Pennsylvania.

About Listeria Food Poisoning

Listeria monocytogenes is pathogenic bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

To learn more about Listeria food poisoning symptoms and complications, please visit our additional website dedicated to food safety and food litigation, FoodPoisoning.com

Contact Attorney Eric Weinberg For Food Poisoning Legal Help

New Brunswick Lawyer Eric H. Weinbergrepresents victims of food poisoning outbreaks nationwide, and we are ready to help you. If you have been injured as a result of listeriosis and you have a question concerning you legal rights, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274.

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg is dedicated to representing those injured by defective food and drug products. We believe that the best was for consumers to stay safe, is to stay informed and know your rights. Please see E. coli Lawsuit and Salmonella Lawsuit to learn more food poisoning litigation.

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