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Sara Lee, Sargento Cheese Recalls: Listeria Fears

14 February 2017, 12:39 | Sheila Harris

Meijer recalling two types of store-brand deli cheese

Sargento recalling several cheeses after possible contamination

Sargento Foods, Inc., announced over the weekend that certain packages of its Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby and Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese must be recalled "due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes".

Listeriosis is a serious infection that's usually caused by eating contaminated food and can be particularly unsafe for pregnant women and older people.

Meijer received notice of possible Listeria contamination from MDS Foods, one of their suppliers. However, even healthy consumers can experience symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarhhea. Pregnant women need to be especially careful about this illness, since listeriosis can cause miscarriage or stillbirth.

If you have any questions about the recalls, you can reach Sargento at 1-800-Cheese (cool number!) and Ruth's at 1-800-532-0409. It includes Sargento's Bevel Shred pepper jack cheese, which has possibly been contaminated, in some of its products. No other Sargento branded products have been affected by this recall. There were no confirmed reports of the illness, the company said.

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Sargento sliced Colby-Jack cheese.

The two cheese products were sold at Meijer stores between November 10, 2016 and February 9, 2017.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged not to consume them and the products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.



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