According to KIROTV soft cheese has been linked to three cases of listeriosis, including a death.
State health and agriculture officials are looking into an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of Latin-style soft cheese produced by Queseria Bendita, a Yakima, Washington, firm.
According to a news release, a total of three cases have been identified from Washington in King, Pierce and Yakima counties as of Jan. 16.
One illness was pregnancy-associated, two people were hospitalized, and one death was reported. Queseria Bendita has stopped producing cheese.
Health officials are warning consumers who may have purchased three Queseria Bendita brand cheeses — Queso Fresco, Panela and Requeson — and still have it in their refrigerators to throw the product away and not eat it.