FDA wants to shut down cheese company


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to shut down a cheese company the agency accused of operating under unsanitary conditions and producing cheese contaminated with Listeria.

The FDA filed for a permanent injunction in U.S. District Court against New Jersey-based Quesos Mi Pueblito, one of the owners, Felix Sanchez, and the plant supervisor, Jesus Galvez.

The plant, which makes a variety of Mexican cheeses sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia and the District of Columbia has been subject to recalls due to the contamination. Inspections by state and federal officials revealed the unsanitary conditions, the FDA said. In August, cheese made over a six month period was recalled.