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Sargento announces cheese recall expansion; severs ties with supplier Deutsch Kase Haus

Recall cheese Sargento Longhorn colby image by Sargento 210x210 Sargento announces cheese recall expansion; severs ties with supplier Deutsch Kase HausSargento Foods Inc., one of the largest cheesemakers in the nation, is expanding its initial recall of specialty Longhorn Colby cheese to include products packaged on the same lines as the cheeses recalled last week. The recalled cheese may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes, according to its supplier Deutsch Kase Haus. Sargento axed its relationship with the supplier due to the cheese recall.

“Out of concern for the health and well-being of Sargento consumers, the company has also terminated its relationship with Deutsch Kase Haus, which supplied Sargento with the affected Longhorn Colby cheese,” the company stated in regards to cheese recall.

The following comprises Sargento’s expanded list of recalled cheese products (UPC number and its associated “Sell By” date must match listing to be affected by this cheese recall):

UPC Size Description Sell By Dates
4610000105 8 oz. Sargento Sliced Colby 15MAY17F
4610000107 8 oz. Sargento Sliced Muenster 05MAR17F
06MAR17F
16APR17F
17APR17F
15APR17F
4610000122 7.5 oz. Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack 03MAY17B
4610000279 6.67 oz. Sargento Sliced Tomato & Basil Jack 03MAR17B
4610041018 8 oz. Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat Colby-Jack H07APR17
4610041105 8 oz. Sargento Shredded Chef Blends 4 Cheese Pizzeria H10APR17
4610040094 8 oz. Sargento Artisan Blends Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese H09JUN17
H08JUN17
4610000228 6.84 oz. Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby 02FEB17F
01MAR17B
16MAR17F
12APR17B
10MAY17B
4610040041 8 oz. Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco H04MAY17
S15MAY17
H01JUN17
H14JUN17
H12JUL17
4610000108 12 oz. Sliced Pepper Jack 02MAY17B
03MAY17B
11JUN17B
12JUN17B
09JUL17B
10JUL17B
4610000109 12 oz. Sliced Colby-Jack 01MAY17B
11JUN17B
4610040002 8 oz. Chef Blends Shredded Taco H11MAY17
H01JUN17
H14JUN17
F28JUN17
4610040014 8 oz. Off the Block Fine Cut Shredded Colby-Jack H06MAY17
F05JUL17
4610040076 8 oz. Off the Block Fine Cut Shredded Cheddar Jack H07MAY17
H08MAY17
H09MAY17
F05JUL17

Sargento’s statement regarding the cheese recall states “there have been no confirmed illnesses” linked to its products thus far.

Any consumer who experiences symptoms of listeriosis, including fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problem, should contact their doctor immediately. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that out of the nearly 1,600 cases of listeriosis reported annually, about 260 result in death.

For more information on the cheese recall, visit Sargento’s website at www.info.sargento.com and choose its “Product Check” tool. You may also call Sargento Consumer Affairs at 800-243-3737 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST, or submit questions to the company’s “Contact Us” webpage.

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