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Italy Reports Finding of Deadly Listeria Bacteria in Cheese Cake

Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Italy found the deadly bacteria listeria monocytogenes in gorgonzola and mascarpone cheese cake, a notice to the European Union’s food alert system showed.

The bacteria was found during official checks in cheese cake past its best-before date, and no action was taken, according to a notice updated today on the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed. The cake was also distributed to Germany and the Netherlands, the notice showed.

The finding follows detection of the pathogen earlier this month in Italian raw-milk cheese.

Listeria monocytogenes is a food-borne pathogen that can cause listeriosis, which can lead to brain infection and death. An outbreak in the U.S. this year linked to imported ricotta salata cheese contributed to at least two deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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