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Hysteria over Listeria?

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Hysteria over Listeria?

grillit | Sep 18, 2008 07:04 AM

I'm curious to know if the recent Listeriosis "outbreak" here in quebec has affected the cheese buying habits of the folks on this board. For me, it's purchase-as-usual, but some acquaintances have expressed their reticence.

I heard on the radio this morning that Fromagerie Hamel in Atwater market is closed temporarily, although I cannot find an on-line source to confirm at this time. Other cheese retailers are claiming to have destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock. Some details seem a little sketchy - are *all* cheeses being thrown out? Just certain brands? Most retailers are still open for business, so what's the criteria for destroying cheese? Will this "purge" may affect the availability of some harder to find cheeses?

Anyone here in the biz?

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