The state has recalled a brand of shredded cheese sold in Mexican stores after finding a sample containing salmonella.
The contaminated 1-pound package of Queso El Nica cheese was found in a store in Wake County, said Joe Reardon, food administrator for the department. The department has asked Distribuidora La Victoria Inc. of Charlotte to stop processing and distributing the cheese.
The cheese was shipped from Florida, but it remained unclear Friday where the product was made, Reardon said.
No complaints or illnesses have been reported. The department has advised the stores throughout the state that sell the cheese to post signs advising consumers not to eat it and to discard it or return it to the store where they bought it.