FOODS - Pathogens in cheese: Case study on Austrian curd cheese

In 2009 and 2010 two different strains of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes were found in traditional Austrian curd cheese known as 'Quargel'. 34 people were infected, and a total of 8 patients died. Experts analyzed the genomes, and concluded that the bacterial strains display distinct properties and entered the food chain independently. The results increase the understanding of outbreaks and their prevention ...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140321112256.ht