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Del Bueno of Grandview, Washington is recalling all 16oz. size packages of Queso Fresco Casero Fresh Cheese with a date stamp of September 14, 2011 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A routine sampling program by Washington State Department of Agriculture revealed that the cheese is contaminated with Listeria.

Queso Fresco Casero Fresh Cheese was sold in retail markets in Washington and at the Pasco, Washington flea market. The cheese is packaged in round clear plastic 16oz. packages, and is stamped on the back with a code date of “Sep 14 2011.”

The company will be notifying their customers and requesting that they stop sales of this product. Consumers who have purchased Del Bueno brand Queso Fresco are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 425-503-3823 between 8:00am and 4:00pm Pacific time.

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Claire received her J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law with a concentration in Energy and the Environment in May 2010. She received her B.A., majoring in English, from Villanova University, magna cum laude. During law school, Claire served as Articles Editor for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, was elected President of the Legal Emergency Aid Project and elected Treasurer of Hofstra Law Women. She is currently pursuing an LL.M. degree in Food and Agricultural Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. In August 2010, Claire was selected as the recipient of the Marler Clark Graduate Assistantship, part of a new public/private partnership that will allow the University of Arkansas School of Law to partner with leaders in the food and agricultural legal communities. Although she began the LL.M. Program in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Claire is now living in Seattle in order to devote more time to her work at Marler Clark and is completing her LL.M. degree through distance learning. In addition to her academic and professional commitments, Claire blogs on Food Poison Journal and has been published in the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Update and the American Agricultural Law Association’s Update.