Sargento is recalling several of its speciality cheese protects because of possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

The company says there are no confirmed illnesses, but has taken several products off the shelves. It says it was notified by Deutsch Kase Haus of Indiana that a specialty longhorn colby cheese it supplied to Sargento may be contaminated, prompting the recall.

The affected 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”

But Sargento said out of "an abundance of caution" it would also recall other products packaged on the same line as the affected cheese:

• 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”

It says no other Sargento products have been affected by this recall.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly people or those weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with listeria may experience short-term effects such as high fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria ican also be dangerous to pregnant women and their unborn children, and may cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

 

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