Mayo Clinic Warns to Avoid Certain Kinds of Cheese If You’re an Elder

Mayo Clinic Warns to Avoid Certain Kinds of Cheese If You’re an Elder

Many of us will have a lot of restrictions when it comes to nutrition when we reach a certain age. Whether we like it or not, it’s something normal, and pretty much nobody can avoid such a phase in our lives.

According to, there’s one type of cheese that could put elders at risk of food-borne illness. However, such meals are safe for those below the age of 65 years old.

Older adults should avoid brie, camembert, as well as other soft cheeses

The Mayo Clinic is warning seniors and other vulnerable groups of people that some mold-ripened cheese can cause food poisoning. We have to take into account brie and camembert, for instance. However, the molds from such cheese could be safe to consume by healthy adults. But still, the Mayo Clinic reveals that such types of cheese are best avoided by those who have weakened immune systems, elders, pregnant women, and young children.

The U.K.’s National Health Services (NHS) still brings some good news for those over 65 and willing to devour the afore-mentioned types of cheese, as cited by

Thorough cooking should kill any bacteria in cheese, so it should be safe to eat cooked mold-ripened soft cheese, such as brie, camembert and chevre, and cooked soft blue cheese, such as roquefort or gorgonzola, or dishes that contain them.

According to, pathogenic bacteria will grow fast in meals at temperatures from 40 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The same source tells us that for killing such bacteria, it’s important to cook all the foods at a safe internal temperature.
Feel free to tell us about your own experience regarding food restrictions if you have any! Feel free to tell us about your own preferences regarding types of cheese! The comment section is available for everyone!


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