FDA issues warning on raw-milk soft cheeses

first_img See also: Editor’s note: Based on a Food and Drug Administration news release, the original version of this story incorrectly listed Ranchero as one type of soft cheese that may be made from raw milk The FDA later issued a clarification saying that Ranchero is a trademark of the Cacique Co. of Industry, Calif., for a cheese made with pasteurized milk. Listeriosis, brucellosis, salmonellosis, and tuberculosis are among the illnesses the cheeses can spread, the agency said in a news release. Especially at risk are pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. Mar 14 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2005/ucm108420.htm Particularly hazardous are raw-milk soft cheeses from Mexico and Central American countries, the agency said. It recommended that consumers not eat any unripened, raw-milk soft cheeses from Mexico, Nicaragua, or Honduras. “Data show that they are often contaminated with pathogens,” the statement said. Mar 16, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Soft cheeses made with raw milk can cause several serious infectious diseases, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned this week. “Recently, cases of tuberculosis in New York City have been linked to consumption of queso fresco style cheeses, either imported from Mexico or consumed in Mexico, contaminated with Mycobacterium bovis,” the statement said. The agency also warned against eating raw-milk soft cheeses bought at flea markets or from door-to-door sellers or carried in luggage from Mexico, Nicaragua, or Honduras. Raw-milk soft cheese from any source carries some risk, officials added. Queso fresco–style cheeses, popular among Hispanics, include Queso Panela, Asadero, and Blanco, among other types, according to the FDA. They may be imported or produced in the United States.last_img read more

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City League Roundup…Allderdice, Perry red hot, Carrick blows out Westinghouse

first_imgRunning back Patrick Ferguson provided most of the offense, carrying the ball 28 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Mike Pfleger completed 5 of 16 passes for 54 yards for the Dragons.“I’ve been a part of teams before where we’d start off 3-0 and finish 3-6,” said Haslett. “I can’t predict the future but I don’t intend for it to happen that way.”Perry 40, Peabody 6Greg McGhee completed 10 of 16 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored on a 10-yard scramble in the first quarter. The Commodores defense forced Peabody’s quarterback, Donte Forte, to throw three interceptions. He finished with 9 of 20 completions for 94 yards and a 28-yard touchdown pass to Sean Momnan in the second quarter.Schenley 24, Oliver 0Schenley picked up its first win Saturday as the defending City League champs beat Oliver 24-0. The Spartans defense was impressive, allowing only 60 yards of total offense from Oliver. They also got good performances from a trio of running backs that produced three touchdowns and 118 yards.“We’ve wanted to be considered a running team for some time now,” said Schenley coach Jason Bell. “We’d like to be consistent with that, running the ball 60 percent and passing the ball 40 percent, and it felt good to see that we’re getting closer to that.“DeAndre Black was on the receiving end of a 71-yard touchdown pass from Calvin Beck in the second quarter. Black also scored on a 4-yard run for the Spartans first score.Running back Shawn Davis made his way back into the lineup after being out for the better part of a month. He carried the ball six times for 43 yards, including a 17-yard score in the third quarter.“I’m just glad to back so I can help our team win,” said Davis.Myles Catlin also scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. He finished with 26 yards, rushing, on 13 carries.Carrick 42, ­Westinghouse 0Carrick got their first win with an impressive blow­out victory against Westinghouse.Rasheed McKamey had rushing touchdowns of 33, 4 and 2 yards. Quarterback Henry Myers completed 5 of 10 passes for 94 yards, including a touchdown to Zach Roche that went for 38 in the second quarter.Robert Fields scored on a 67-yard interception return. He also went the distance on a punt return from the 40 yard line in the second quarter to put the game out of reach early for the Raiders.(Follow our continuing coverage of City League football and add your comments to our website at www.new­pittsburgh­courieronline.com.) Allderdice 12, Brashear 0Allderdice exceeded its win total for the past two seasons combined with a 12-0 win against Brashear last Thursday at Cupples Stadium.“It seems like we’re starting to wake up here as of late,” said Allderdice’s coach, Jerry Haslett. “We have Peabody next week and I’m not worried too much about what’s behind us. I want to keep pressing forward and win games.” RUNNING WILD—Rasheed McCamey of Carrick ran wild on the Cupples turf against Westinghouse, Sept. 17. McCamey rushed for three touchdowns in the 42-0 win against the Bulldogs. last_img read more

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