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State health officials are searching for an illegal Mexican-style cheese manufacturer as the possible source of a recurring salmonella outbreak in Kane County, authorities said Thursday.

The Sun-Sentinel has reported that the salmonella outbreak in Kane County, Florida may have been caused by salmonella contaminated Mexican-style cheese.  Full story

South Florida – State health officials are searching for an illegal Mexican-style cheese manufacturer as the possible source of a recurring salmonella outbreak in Kane County, authorities said Thursday.

A sample unlabeled cheese taken by a county health inspector from an Aurora store tested positive this week for salmonella Newport, the same strain identified with the outbreak that has sickened more than 30 people, according to Paul Kuehnert, deputy director of the Kane County Health Department.