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Published: Sun, February 12, 2017
Health | By Bessie Ortiz

Sargento recalling certain cheeses due to listeria concern

Sargento recalling certain cheeses due to listeria concern

The action comes after the Agriculture Department discovered listeria monocytogenes in a sample of the cheese from a store in Trenton, Tennessee. Meijer received notice that the cheese manufacturer, Deutsch Kase Haus of Middlebury, Ind., had identified evidence of potential listeria contamination. They are also recalling lot numbers 110316V02, 110316V03 and 110316V04.

Products packaged on the same line as the affected products are also included in the recall out of "an abundance of caution", according to the release. There have been no known illnesses reported. The investigation is ongoing.

Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea, miscarriages, and infections to those with weakened immune systems.

The products were packaged at the Sargento plant in Plymouth, Wisconsin, and were distributed nationwide.

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, listeria can cause a serious infection called listeriosis. In addition, customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426.

Sargento Foods is recalling its colby and colby jack cheese products due to listeria contamination concerns.

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The Meijer brand cheeses being recalled will be in plastic deli packaging with printed labels that have the UPCs 215927xxxxxx or 215938xxxxxx on them.

Deustch Kase Haus is the same manufacturer involved in Sargento's cheese recall.

Customers who have purchased any of the recalled products should throw away any unused portions and bring the receipt to GIANT/MARTIN'S for a full refund.

The affected products are Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby with "sell by" dates of April 12, 2017 and May 10, 2017, as well as Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho and Taco Cheese with "sell by" dates of June 14, 2017 and July 12, 2017.

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