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Soft Cheese

The FDA requires that all soft cheeses such as Brie, Camembert, and fontina sold in the United States, whether imported or domestic, be made with pasteurized dairy. The pasteurization process briefly raises the temperature of the milk to a temperature hot enough to kill potentially dangerous bacteria, including E. coli, salmonella, and listeria. Cheeses aged for 60 days or more are exempt from the requirement and pose no danger, even when they're made from raw milk. Because connoisseurs prefer the flavor of unpasteurized cheeses, though, imported soft cheeses made from raw milk sometimes find their way into the U.S. market, by intention or accidentally. It's safest to avoid imported soft cheeses for that reason.

Cantaloupes blamed in salmonella outbreak

Health officials have learned that cantaloupes are to blame for a salmonella outbreak that has infected 141 people in 20 states, sending 31 people to the hospital and killing two.