Erratum: Vol. 71, No. 21

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In the report on page 709, the title should have read “Multistate Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes Infections Linked to Queso Fresco — United States, 2021,” and in the third paragraph, the fifth sentence should have read, “Consumption of queso fresco (odds ratio [OR] = 51.2; p = 0.002) and other, similar fresh, soft cheeses (OR = 30.4; p<0.001) were both statistically significant.” On page 710, the first sentence should have read, “Among the eleven patients who completed the Listeria Initiative questionnaire, seven reported consuming queso fresco; eight reported consuming other, similar fresh, soft cheeses.” In addition, on page 710, in the first paragraph under “Public Health Response,” the second sentence should have read, “Firm A produced or handled queso fresco and two similar fresh, soft cheeses (requesón and quesillo) under its own brand name and for private label brands.” and the fifth sentence should have read, “Because of cross-contamination concerns, firm A agreed on February 26 to expand the recall to all types of cheese produced or handled in the facility.” On page 711, in the figure (Figure), the text above the arrow indicating February 11, 2021, should have read, “Queso fresco and other similar fresh, soft cheeses statistically significant; MD collects samples.” In addition, on pages 709–712, in the summary box and throughout the text, the terms “queso fresco,” “soft cheese,” or “queso fresco and other similar fresh, soft cheeses” should have been used in place of the term “Hispanic-style cheese.”

Return to your place in the textFIGURE. Number of persons infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes, by date of specimen collection (n = 13) United States, October 20, 2020–March 17, 2021

Abbreviations: CT = Connecticut; FDA = Food and Drug Administration; Lm = Listeria monocytogenes; MD = Maryland.

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