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February 21, 2014 | By David Pierson
A listeria outbreak linked to cheese has killed one person in California and sickened seven in Maryland, including three newborns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the outbreak is linked to semi-soft, Latino-style cheese called Caujada en Terron that is sold from a chain of grocery stores in Maryland. The cheese was made by Roos Foods of Kenton, Del. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a warning Wednesday to avoid products made by Roos Foods, which also sells cheese under the brand names Santa Rosa de Lima, Amigo, Mexicana, Suyapa, La Chapina, and La Purisima Crema Nica.  The CDC did not name the grocery chain linked to the outbreak.
December 19, 2012 | By Mary MacVean
Think your children will snack only on chips? Researchers found otherwise - and kids who were served vegetables and cheese ate 72% fewer calories than the kids offered chips. Moreover, the effects were more pronounced among overweight or obese children, according to the study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers from Cornell University randomly sorted 201 children from the Chicago area in grades three to six into four groups: just chips, just cheese, just vegetables, cheese and vegetables.
November 26, 2010 | Times Wire Services
Whole Foods Market Inc. joined a cheese recall Friday, pulling seven types of cheddar cheese over the risk of listeria or E. coli . The cheeses ? Sage Cheddar, Silver Mountain Cheddar, Chipotle Cheddar, Premium Block Cheddar, Premium White Chunk Cheddar, Chipotle Chunk Cheddar and White Black Wax Cheddar ? were sold in its stores in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona. Packaged in clear plastic wrap bearing a sticker that reads "Distributed by Whole Foods Market," the cheeses are part of a factorywide recall announced by Bravo Farms of California.
August 16, 1987 | United Press International
Health officials have recalled more than a ton of Greenbank Farms raw-milk cheese, which they said was contaminated with a potentially life-threatening bacteria. Food and Drug Administration officials said the recall of Greenbank Farms sharp cheddar cheese distributed in California and Washington has been given the department's highest priority because of the life-threatening potential of the bacteria, listeria monocytogenes.
November 25, 2013 | By Laura E. Davis
Think some cheese smells like feet? Well, now there's a cheese that has more than just that foot odor - it's actually made from human foot bacteria. An exhibit in Dublin features cheese made by taking swabs of human bacteria - from armpits, mouths, in between toes and in belly buttons - and adding milk to it. Biologist Christina Agapakis worked with odor artist Sissel Tolaas to create the cheeses, which they hope will challenge how we think about bacteria. "Cheese is actually a really great model organism for us to think about good and bad bacteria but also good and bad smells," Agapakis said at a presentation at the PopTech conference last month.
June 4, 1992
While I enjoyed reading Jonathan Gold's Counter Intelligence review of Cassell's (May 21), it is unfortunate that, distracted by the deservedly renown hamburgers, Mr. Gold apparently has never tried the excellent grilled cheese sandwiches. They are probably the best on the continent and certainly the largest. A very generous portion of cheese is perfectly melted on the largest imaginable slices of of first-rate, thinly sliced, fresh rye (or egg) bread. A business acquaintance who kept kosher introduced them to me in 1979.
April 8, 1989
Criminal charges were issued Friday against two men and a woman in connection with the alleged operation of unlicensed Mexican-style cheese plants, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced. The three named in the felony complaints were among eight arrested Tuesday when a task force of federal and state food investigators shut down several purportedly illicit soft-cheese and Mexican sausage-making operations in homes and garages in Los Angeles and Compton. Dist. Atty.
November 21, 2010 | By Mary Ellen Monahan, Special to the Los Angeles Times
A cool water droplet hit my forehead as I descended narrow stairs into the caves. An overwhelming smell - ammonia meets dirty feet - assaulted my nostrils. Chilly, stinky, damp. It was heaven. I had entered the caves of Roquefort ( rohk-FOR ), a village in the south of France and home to the world's most famous blue cheese. My love affair with Roquefort possibly began in the womb. My mother loved all things French, especially pungent cheeses. So I panicked last year when I saw a newspaper headline declaring: "U.S.
April 21, 2011
Need another reason to hit up Saturday's Grilled Cheese Invitational? Evan George and Alex Brown, the creative cooks, cheesemeisters and beloved indie-rock food writers behind the blog Hot Knives, are hosting a chef stage. The stage will feature several hours of cooking, including demonstrations by grilled cheese guru Mark Peel as well as the bizarre cocktail wizardry of Food2's Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, who will shake up their beloved "bloody bacon and cheese" cocktail. Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 W. 5th St., L.A. 11 a.m. Sat. $15.
November 5, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, For the Los Angeles Times
Free samples and packages of Gouda cheese sold at Costco have been removed from store shelves after being linked to 25 cases of an E. coli outbreak in five Western states, according to health officials. Costco, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn consumers not to eat Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda that was sold in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada, an FDA news release says. As of Thursday, 25 people, including nine who were hospitalized, had been sickened by E. coli 0157:H7, which causes diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
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