Wisconsin-based cheese maker Sargento Foods Inc. has announced that it is recalling several of its specialty cheese because of possible Listeria bacteria contamination. While no illnesses have been reported so far, Listeria can cause serious health risks in the young, elderly, and those with weakened autoimmune systems. Listeria is found primarily in contaminated food and can cause fever, nausea and vomiting.
The recalled products which may contain Listeria are its 6.84-ounce packages of Sargento’s Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby with sell-by dates of April 12 and May 10, 2017, and its 8-ounce packages of Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese with sell-by dates of June 14 and July 12, 2017. The company has also recalled other styles of cheese that were processed on the same machines as the potentially contaminated products. Those styles include: sliced Colby jack, sliced pepper jack, shredded taco cheese, fine cut Colby-jack, and fine cut cheddar-jack. If you have purchased any of these products, do not eat them. You may call the company at 1-800-243-3737 or the store where you purchased them for refund information.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of eating contaminated foods, please call us so that we can give you a free consultation so that we can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve.
Author: Serena C. Montague
Publication Date: February 23, 2017