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UPDATE: Sargento Cheese Recall

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Sargento Cheese, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer, has issued a recall for several of their cheese products due to a possible listeria contamination. Listeria is a food-borne bacteria particularly dangerous to pregnant women and older populations. According to the Centers For Disease Control, symptoms of listeria include muscle weakness and fever/flu-like symptoms, and gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea.

Seven more cheeses have been added to the recall:

  • Sargento Sliced Colby
  • Sargento Sliced Muenster
  • Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack, 7.5 ounce
  • Sargento Sliced Tomato & Basil Jack
  • Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat Colby-Jack
  • Sargento Shredded Chef Blends 4 Cheese Pizzeria
  • Sargento Artisan Blends Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese

The previous cheeses included in this recall are:

  • Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby
  • Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese
  • Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack, 12 ounce
  • Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack
  • Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese
  • Sargento Off the Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack
  • Sargento Off the Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack

While there are no confirmed reports of people becoming sick as of yet, Sargento has issued this recall out of concern for possible contamination. Check your refrigerator for the following products, and if you aren’t sure, go to Sargento’s website (link below) to check bar codes or send an email inquiry.

Information from our original post is included below:

Images from Sargento.com

Images from Sargento.com

Recalled 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”

Sargento has also issued a recall on these products that were packaged on the same line as the recalled products:

  • 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”
Images from Sargento.com

Images from Sargento.com

This has also prompted Taylor Farms, user of Sargento cheeses for their salad products, to issue a recall on three salad products.

Image from Food Safety News

Image from Food Safety News

According to Food Saftey News the three recalled products are:

  • 10.5-ounce plastic trays of “Signature Cafe Southwest Chicken Premade Salad” with any of the following “USE BY” dates: 2/13/17, 2/14/17 or 2/15/17;
  • 10.5-ounce plastic trays of “Signature Café Southwest Style Salad with Chicken” with any of the following “USE BY” dates: 2/14/17, 2/15/17 or 2/16/17; and
  • 10.5-ounce plastic trays of “H-E-B Shake Rattle & Bowl Rowdy Ranch Hand (contains pork)” with any of the following “USE BY” dates: 2/17/17, 2/18/17 or 2/19/17.

Call Sargento at 1-800-CHEESES (1-800-243-3737) or go to their website, Sargento.com, and click on “Contact Us” to email the company.

Call or email Taylor Farms for information on their affected products.

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