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Recall Alert: This Popular Food May Be Contaminated
A recall has been issued by Sargento Foods, Inc. indicating that 7 different varieties of it’s popular cheese may been contaminated. The products are being recalled “due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.”
According to their statement, the company was notified by a supplier that one of their cheeses was possibly contaminated. That specific cheese is packaged at a plant in a Plymouth, Wisconsin, so Sargento voluntarily recalled 5 other products which are also packaged at the same plant.
According to their website, the following products affected by the recall:
- Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese
- Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese
- Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese
- Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese
- Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby
- Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese
- Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese
Sargento Foods, Inc has provided a link to a search tool on their website where you can type in the UPC code of a product to find out if it’s been affected by the recall.
Listeria is quite a serious infection and can be dangerous for pregnant women, newborns, older adults and people with weakened immune systems.
The CDC website says “Listeriosis is usually a mild illness for pregnant women, but it causes severe disease in the fetus or newborn baby. Adults 65 years and older and people with weakened immune systems most commonly develop severe infections of the bloodstream (causing sepsis) or brain (causing meningitis or encephalitis). Listeria infections can sometimes affect other parts of the body, including bones, joints, and sites in the chest and abdomen.”
Thankfully, no illnesses have been reported so far.
If you do have a recalled product call Sargento at 1-800-CHEESES (1-800-243-3737) and they will activate your reimbursement.