Washington company recalls fresh cheese

Del Bueno says it’s recalling 16-ounce packages of its Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese.

The cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail and elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.

The cheese was distributed to retail markets in Washington and one in Hermiston, Ore. It is packaged in round, clear plastic and is marked on the back with a code date.

All codes between May 24, 2010, through May 30, 2010, are being recalled.

The company said Monday that no illnesses have been reported

The Associated Press