The maker of Sargento cheeses has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of several varieties due to a potential contamination of listeria monocytogenes. There currently are no confirmed illnesses.
The recalled 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
Their website states "out of an abundance of caution", they have also recalled the following products because they were 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”
The Sargento company stated: "You can always give us a call at 1-800-CHEESES (1-800-243-3737). Our phone lines are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central Time) to answer your questions and activate reimbursements."
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