Sargento 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
|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
|4610000228||6.84 oz.||Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby||02FEB17F
|4610040041||8 oz.||Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco||H04MAY17
|4610000108||12 oz.||Sliced Pepper Jack||02MAY17B
|4610000109||12 oz.||Sliced Colby-Jack||01MAY17B
|4610040002||8 oz.||Chef Blends Shredded Taco||H11MAY17
|4610040014||8 oz.||Off the Block Fine Cut Shredded Colby-Jack||H06MAY17
|4610040076||8 oz.||Off the Block Fine Cut Shredded Cheddar Jack||H07MAY17
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.