SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chilean officials are ordering a recall of a brie cheese suspected of causing a listeriosis bacteria outbreak that has killed four people.
The health ministry says investigators are trying to determine if Brie Lescure cheese made by the Chilean-French Chevrita company is responsible for an outbreak of the disease that also has sickened about 90 people.
The cheese has been exported to the United States in the past, but the company says no shipments have been sent since 2006.
Chevrita manager Denis Lebret said Tuesday the company is conducting its own investigation and he says the recall is "just a precaution."
He said the brie "is made with pasteurized milk and the bacteria does not resist pasteurization."
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