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Maryland Issues Health Warning for Queso Food Poisoning Risk

Maryland Issues Health Warning for Queso Food Poisoning Risk

March 31, 2021 — The Maryland Department of Health is warning that La Cieba, La Colonia, or Selectos Latinos cheese (queso) may be contaminated with E. coli or Staph bacteria that can cause food poisoning.

The following types of cheese may contain harmful E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) bacteria:

  • Cuajada el Terron
  • Queso Morolique con Chile
  • Queso Con Loroco
  • Queso Con Chile
  • Queso Frijolero
  • Queso Duro Blando Salvadoreno
  • Queso Salvadoreno
  • Queso Seco Salvadoreno

The safety warning did not include any information about packaging, stores where the cheese was sold, or if any illnesses were reported.

Staph food poisoning is caused by toxins produced by bacteria. The symptoms include sudden nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps.

Infections with certain types of E. coli bacteria can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia, or other illnesses, including life-threatening kidney failure.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting food poisoning induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with E. coli or Staph food poisoning after eating queso, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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