Not the Cheese?!? National Recall

 

One of America's largest cheese makers is recalling multiple products over fears of contamination. Sargento Foods announced this weekend that packages of it Longhorn Colby cheese and shredded nacho cheese are being pulled due to "a potential contamination of Listeria."  

The company added that there has been no confirmed reports of illness, but it urges customers to double check any packages to see if they have been affected by the recall. 

Products include sliced Colby-Jack, sliced Pepper Jack, shredded Taco Cheese and more.  Listeria is a serious infection, with symptoms ranging from fever, muscle aches and diarrhea.   

The recalled retail products are:

  • Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby, 6.84 oz., UPC 4610000228, with “Sell By” dates of “12APR17B” and “10MAY17B”
  • Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040041, with “Sell By” dates of “H14JUN17” and “H12JUL17”

Out of an abundance of caution, Sargento also recalled the following products because they were packaged on the same line as the affected cheese:

  • Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese, 12 oz., UPC 4610000109 with “Sell By” date of “11JUN17B”
  • Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese, 12 oz., UPC 4610000108 with “Sell By” dates of  “12JUN17B”, “09JUL17B” and “10JUL17B”
  • Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040002 with “Sell By” dates of “H14JUN17” and “F28JUN17”
  • Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040014 with “Sell By” date of “F05JUL17”
  • Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040076 with “Sell By” date of “F05JUL17”

The recalled cheeses were packaged at their Plymouth, Wisconsin facility. 

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