F.D.A. to shut down New Jersey cheese company
January 5, 2010
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking a federal court to shut down Quesos Mi Pueblito, a New Jersey cheese manufacturer with allegations of operating under unsanitary conditions and products contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a complaint for permanent injunction against the company and two of its officers, Felix Sanchez and Jesus Galvez. The injunction would stop the company from manufacturing and distributing food until it can bring operations into full compliance with the F.D.A.
Quesos Mi Pueblito manufactures and distributes soft, semi-soft and hard Mexican cheeses in grocery stores and supermarkets in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia and the District of Columbia.