Sargento, Meijer recalls cheese due to possible contamination

Wisconsin-based cheesemaker Sargento Foods Inc. is recalling a specialty cheese because of possible bacterial contamination.

Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, notified Sargento that it supplied the company with a Longhorn Colby cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocyctogenes. No illnesses have been reported.

The recalled products are 6.84-ounce packages of Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby with sell-by dates of April 12 and May 10, 2017, and 8-ounce packages of Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese with sell-by dates of June 14 and July 12, 2017.

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

Sargento also recalled some products that were packaged on the same line as the affected cheese. No other Sargento products are affected.


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Meijer is also recalling two types of cheeses with Listeria concerns.

The recall effects Meijer Deli Colby and Colby Jack bulk cheeses. The manufacturer,MDS Foods, Inc., is based in Massillon, Ohio.

"The affected products are those with UPCs 215927xxxxxx or 215938xxxxx. The last 6 digits will vary, and are determined by weight," according to the Meijer website.

Those who bought cheeses are advised to stop eating them. Customers can return the cheese to any Meijer for a full refund.

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