Sargento Expands Recall of Select Cheeses Over Listeria Concerns
If you have Sargento in your fridge, check your cheese before making your next sandwich or salad.
Sargento Foods is voluntarily expanding its recall of products it believes may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes that originated from the supplier’s facility, according to a company press release.
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Listeria primarily affects pregnant women, newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. It's rare for people in good health to get sick with Listeria infection.
Sargento claims there have not been any confirmed cases of illnesses, and is only recalling its products "out of concern for the health and well-being of...consumers."
● Sargento Sliced Colby, 8 oz., UPC 4610000105, Sell By date 15MAY17F
● Sargento Sliced Muenster, 8oz., UPC 4610000107, Sell By dates 05MAR17F, 06MAR17F, 15APR17F, 16APR17F and 17APR17F
● Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack, 7.5 oz., UPC 4610000122, Sell By date 03MAY17B
● Sargento Sliced Tomato & Basil Jack, 6.67 oz., UPC 4610000279, Sell By date 03MAR17B
● Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat Colby-Jack, 8 oz., UPC 4610041018, Sell By date H07APR17
● Sargento Shredded Chef Blends 4 Cheese Pizzeria, 8 oz., UPC 4610041105, Sell By date H10APR17
● Sargento Artisan Blends Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040094, Sell By date H08JUN17 and H09JUN17
If you have any of the cheeses listed above, toss it out and take the receipt to the store for a full refund. The complete list of recalled products can be found at the Sargento website.