FDA seizes Estrella cheeses over Listeria risk

Estrella Family Creamery listeria
Estrella Family Creamery listeria

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Marshals have seized cheeses from Washington state-based Estrella Family Creamery amid an ongoing investigation of Listeria contamination, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle said.

Listeria can cause a sometimes fatal infection in young children, the frail or those with weakened immune systems. Even healthy people can get sick with a high fever, nausea, diarrhea, among other symptoms. The FDA said Listeria infections also can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

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