CALIFORNIA: 3 LA firms charged with selling raw milk cheese
Posted: August 27th, 2009 - 10:01pm
Source: San Jose Mercury News
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles city attorney has filed criminal charges against three local businesses for the alleged sale of dangerous, unpasteurized cheese from Mexico.
The office said in a statement Thursday that it has charged El Agave Restaurant Oaxaqueno Mario Brothers Market and Expresion Oaxaquena Market with misdemeanor violations of the Food and Agriculture Code for the sale of raw milk cheese and other unpasteurized dairy products.
The statement says a task force that included county and state health officials bought and tested the cheese.
Employees who answered the phones at the businesses said the owners were not immediately available for comment.
Arraignment for all three cases is scheduled for Sept. 23.