Chilean Listeria outbreak linked to cheese

| May 10, 2013

According to news reports from Chile, a serious outbreak of listeriosis in the country is being linked with a batch of Santa Rosa brand Camembert soft cheese.

The outbreak has reportedly affected at least 34 people, mostly in the Santiago area. Five deaths associated with the outbreak have been recorded across the country. An investigation has established a link with one batch of the cheese (Batch number 073 210) with an expiration date of 23 May 2013.

The batch consisted of 2000 units and was distributed in Santiago and the Bio Bio region, where cases have also been reported. The suspected cheese has now been recalled nationwide.

A news report on the outbreak (in Spanish) can be found here.

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