Published: Fri, February 24, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Sargento Adds to Recall List After Contamination Concerns

Sargento Adds to Recall List After Contamination Concerns

The additional products that Sargento has recalled include 8-ounce packages of Sliced Colby, Sliced Muenster, Shredded Reduced Fat Colby-Jack, Shredded Chef Blends 4 Cheese Pizzeria, Artisan Blends Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese, 7.5-ounce packages of Sliced Pepper Jack and 6.67-ounce packages of Sliced Tomato and Basil Jack.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Several other sargento cheese products were recalled last week.

These cheeses were distributed between November 11, 2016, and January 4, 2017, according to the FDA, and were packaged in Louisville, Ohio, and distributed to Indiana, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

The company first announced the recall from its supplier Deutsch Kase Haus on February 10 because of possible Listeria contamination.

Sargento says it has ended its relationship with the supplier, Deutsch Kase Haus.

Listeria was also at fault for recalls by Tesco and SuperValu of Wicklow Blue cheese in Ireland.

Customers who have purchased any of the cheese products listed above from the affected sell by dates or any unreadable date codes are urged not to consume it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Ready Pac Foods Inc recalled chicken salad in the U.S. as the potentially affected cheese was used as part of the product. Additionally, Food Safety News reports that cheese brands Sara Lee, Saputo, Dutch Valley and Guggisberg, as well as store-branded products from Meijer, Albertsons and H-E-B are impacted.

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