Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Salmonella from cheese hits 25 in Minnesota

Homemade unpasteurized fresh cheese has sickened at least two dozen people in Minnesota. The outbreak may be over, but state officials say the cases demonstrate the dangers of eating raw dairy products.

At least 25 Minnesotans have been sickened with salmonellosis linked to eating a state health officials said.

The Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the city of Minneapolis have been investigating the outbreak and the source of the raw milk used to make the raw Mexican-style cheese, queso fresco, since the first cases were detected in late April.