Illegally manufactured Mexican-style cheese can lead to food borne illness such as Salmonella
Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, state public health director, issued a warning about the dangers of consuming illegally manufactured Mexican-style cheeses, such as queso fresco or queso cotija. The warning came after a sample of Mexican-style cheeses from a grocery store in Kane County tested positive for Salmonella. The manufacturer of the Salmonella-contaminated cheese in Kane County has not been clearly identified.
"We're concerned that people who have this illegally manufactured cheese may become sick from Salmonella, said Dr. Whitaker. "It is important that people check the labeling to make sure the product is by licensed manufacturers