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A quesadilla? These Oaxaca cheeses have bacteria and even fungi

The most recent study carried out by the Federal Consumer Attorney’s Office (Profeco) showed that some Oaxaca-type cheeses sold in the country contain fungi, yeasts and bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus, which represents a risk for consumers.

In the article “Oaxaca cheese and imitation of Oaxaca cheese”, published in the , Profeco listed the brands where these anomalies were found, in addition to other breaches of standards such as the label, declaration of energy content and what they claim to be. cheese and it is not.

Profeco alert for these oaxaca cheeses

The study included 30 Oaxaca cheeses, three reduced-fat Oaxaca cheeses and 8 imitations of Oaxaca cheese, in which products of some brands were detected that show values higher than those allowed in fungi and/or yeasts, which represent a risk for the Health.

Brand:

  • Don Lucas RS Oaxaca Type Cheese in bulk
  • Brand: Productos Lácteos HP SA de CV Imitation Oaxaca Cheese in bulk.

In the case of the following brands, although values higher than those allowed were found in fungi and/or yeasts (indicators of deterioration), although they do not represent a health risk:

Don Lucas RS Oaxaca Type Cheese, in bulk.

  • La Pilarica Queso Oaxaca, weighed in the presence of the consumer.
  • La Vaquita Oaxaca Type Cheese, in bulk.
  • My Amelia Oaxaca Cheese 440 g.
  • Christmas Eve Artisan Oaxaca Cheese 400 g.
  • Prohper Foods Imitation Oaxaca Cheese, Bulk
  • Villa Sana Imitation Oaxaca Cheese, in bulk.
  • Xacalco Imitation Oaxaca Cheese, in bulk.
  • Xaltepec Oaxaca Cheese, in bulk, net content approx. 1kg

The following brands do not comply with the official labeling standard, since they do not have the minimum percentages of fat, protein, or maximum moisture they contain, as dictated by NOM-223-SCFI/SAGARPA-2018:

  • El Rey Queso Oaxaca, bulk
  • La Huastequita Hidalguense Artisanal Oaxaca Cheese
  • La Pilarica Oaxaca Cheese, bulk
  • My Capricho Oaxaca Cheese, 400 g.

What are the worst brands or which offer fake cheese?

  • El Rey Queso Oaxaca in bulk, weight approx. 1kg It has 70% vegetable fat
  • Xaltepec Oaxaca Cheese, in bulk, net content approx. 1kg It has 47% vegetable fat

Cheeses that are starchy and don’t say so:

The article also highlights that there are Oaxaca cheeses that contain starch and do not declare it. This ingredient is added with the intention of giving consistency to a food or a better texture.

  • Campo Alegre Oaxaca Cheese Imitation, bulk
  • De Javis Imitation Oaxaca Cheese, Bulk
  • Dairy Products HP SA de CV Imitation Oaxaca Cheese, in bulk
  • Prohper Foods Imitation Oaxaca Cheese, Bulk
  • Leeward IMITATION OAXACA CHEESE/ Mexico/ In bulk
  • Villa Sana OAXACA CHEESE Imitation/ Mexico/ Bulk
  • Xacalco Oaxaca Cheese Imitation/ Mexico/ Bulk

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