Cheese Spread, Slices, and Shreds Recalled for Listeria

One of the assorted cheese products affected by February 2017 recall.
One of the assorted cheese products affected by February 2017 recall.

Since February 1, 2017, multiple cheese recalls cautioned customers on possible Listeria contamination. These included a popular pimento spread, deli sliced cheese, and shredded cheese. As of February 11, multiple brands were affected by this potential contamination.

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Recalls from each cheese brand are included below. Contact information for customers who have purchased these products may be found with each recall.

Ed. Note: UPDATED several times — Since February 11, additional recalls have be added to this list as the recalls were released, and are included at the bottom of the article. This article was re-dated to move up in our news stream to draw attention to the updates. Please use caution when purchasing foods that may be under recall.

 

Supplier Recall Affects Multiple Cheese Brands

Ed. Note: Additional cheese companies whose products have been affected by a supplier’s — Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC — recall are included below.

Sargento Products

Source: Sargento Foods
Source: Sargento Foods

As of February 11, 2017, Sargento Foods Inc. is closely monitoring and gathering information prompted by a recall by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC. The supplier, based in Middlebury, Indiana, notified Sargento Foods Inc. that a specialty Longhorn Colby cheese it supplied to Sargento must be recalled due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. There are no confirmed illnesses.

Call 1.800.CHEESES (1.800.243.3737), 9am-4pm (CT), or use the Sargento.com contact form.

The recalled retail 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”

Out of an abundance of caution, Sargento 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”
Source: Sargento Foods
Source: Sargento Foods

The recalled cheeses were packaged at our Plymouth, Wis. facility. No other Sargento branded products have been affected by this recall.

Sargento is committed to food safety and the quality and integrity of our products. The safety of our consumers and our employees is our top priority at Sargento and at the very heart of all we do.

  • UPC: 4610000228, 4610040041, 4610000109, 4610000108, 4610040002, 4610040014, 4610040076
  • Date Code: 12APR17B, 10MAY17B, H14JUN17, H12JUL17, 11JUN17B, 09JUL17B, 10JUL17B, H14JUN17, F28JUN17, F05JUL17
  • Size: 6.84 oz., 8 oz., 12 oz.
  • Product Name: Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby, Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese, Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese, Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese, Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese, Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese, Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese

Related: Meijer Brand Colby and Colby Jack Deli Cheeses Recall

On February 10, 2017, Meijer announced a recall of its Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese sold exclusively through its deli counters due to a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese were sold in Meijer stores from Nov. 10, 2016 to Feb. 9, 2017. There have been no known illnesses reported to Meijer from the product affected by this recall.

Meijer received notice of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from MDS Foods, a Meijer supplier that sources the Meijer branded cheeses from Deutsch Kase Haus, a cheese manufacturer based in Middlebury, Indiana. MDS Foods informed Meijer that evidence of potential Listeria monocytogenescontamination had been identified by the manufacturer.

The recalled product will be in plastic deli packaging with printed labels that have the UPCs 215927xxxxxx or 215938xxxxxx – the last 6 digits will vary, and are determined by weight since the product was purchased at the deli counter.

Customers should stop using the product and either dispose of it or return it to the customer service desk at any Meijer store for a full refund. For additional information, please contact Meijer at 800.543.3704, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Related: Cheese Recall Via Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture

Amish Classics cheese affected by February 2017 recall.
Amish Classics cheese affected by February 2017 recall.

Notice issued February 9, 2017: Routine testing by the Consumer and Industry Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture has discovered Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of Amish Classic Colby deli horn cheese.

The manufacturer, Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC, is instructing all wholesalers and retailers to discontinue selling their existing stock of Amish Classic Colby deli horns distributed by MDS Foods under the Amish Classic label with item number 55209 and sold as sliced deli cheese. They are also recalling lot numbers 110316V02, 110316V03 and 110316V04.

The company is also removing packaged Amish Classic Colby Cheese with item numbers 55241 and 55245 which were cut from the suspect 55209 product and wrapped at the MDS Foods manufacturing facility located in Tullahoma, Tenn.

Meijer’s Colby-jack deli horn lot number 110316V08 and Meijer’s Colby deli horn lot numbers 110316V08 are also part of the recall.

On January 30, TDA took a sample of the Amish Classic Colby from a store in Trenton, Tenn. Tests conducted in the state lab confirmed the food was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the source and extent of the contamination and determining how many retailers received these batches of cheese. TDA is urging anyone who purchased any of the aforementioned items not to consume them.

No illnesses have been reported in Tennessee. The investigation is ongoing.

Listeria monocytogenes is unlike many other germs because it can grow in a cold environment. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women and may be fatal for individuals with weakened immune systems. Cooking and pasteurization are two methods to eliminate the bacteria from food.

The Consumer and Industry Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture sets high standards for food safety. Those standards are enforced through regular and thorough inspections and product testing. See more here.

Related: MDS Foods Inc. Recall (EXPANDED recall from February 17 follows this version)

On February 11, 2017, MDS Foods Inc., of Massillon, OH recalled multiple products some of which were found to be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and other products which may have the potential to be contaminated with the bacteria.

Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, supplied MDS Foods with Colby and Colby Jack minihorn cheeses that have been found to be contaminated with the pathogenic organism. At the time of this release, no illnesses have been reported.

Customers who have purchased any of the cheese products listed below from the affected sell by dates or any unreadable date codes are urged not to consume it and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact MDS Foods Customer Service: 330.879.9780 x.105, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (EST).

MDS Foods, Inc. is committed to food safety and providing our customers with the highest quality products. MDS Foods, Inc. has also recalled potentially affected products that were packaged on the same production lines in our Tullahoma, TN. Facility as the affected product.

MDS Foods, Inc. is working diligently with the FDA and TN Department Agriculture as well as closely monitoring the information from our affected cheese supplier. We will continue to posts updates to this recall if more information becomes available.

Affected and potentially affected products were distributed by MDS Foods Inc. under multiple brand labels and distributed nationwide. Please refer to the list below.

Cheese products being recalled due to found contamination from cheese supplier

MDS Foods
Item #
Brand Description Product Size Piece UPC Code Case UPC Code Date Code
55209 Amish
Classics
Colby Deli (Mini) Horn 6 lb 8 28653 552093 00 8 28653 55209 3 Sell by: May 17, 2017
55241 Amish
Classics
Colby RW Fullmoon Approx. 8 oz 8 28653 55241 3 00 8 28653 55241 3 Best if used by:
07/10/177/4/20176/4/20175/19/2017
55245 Amish
Classics
Colby EW Fullmoon 8 oz 8 28653 55245 1 00 8 28653 55245 1 Best if used by:

7/10/2017

7/4/2017

6/3/2017

5/19/2017

55831 Deli
Readi
Colby Mini
Cheese Slices
2 lb pack 6 34660 62859 7 00 6 34660 62859 7 Best if used by:
05/02/20174/22/2017
55553 Deli
Made EZ
Colby Cheese
Slices
1.5 lb pack 8 28653 55554 4 00 8 28653 55553 7 335-16
18755 Meijer Colby Jack Mini
Horn
6 lb 710917 18755 7 10917 18755

Sell by Date:
05/02/17

55755 Meijer Colby Mini Horn 6 lb 710917 55755 7 10917 55755

Sell by Date:
05/02/17

Cheese products being recalled due to potential contamination

MDS Foods Item # Brand Description Product
Size
Piece UPC Code Case UPC Code Date Code
55244 Amish
Classics
Colby RW
Halfmoon
Approx.
8 oz
N/A 0 08 28653 55244 4 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
55758 Meijer Colby EW Halfmoon 8 oz 7 13733 34047 2 0 07 13733 34047 2 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18244 Amish
Classics
Colby Jack RW Halfmoon Approx.
8 oz
N/A 00828653182443 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18758 Meijer Colby Jack
EW Halfmoon Chunk
8 oz 713733340588 00713733340588 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18241 Amish
Classics
Colby Jack
RW Fullmoon
Approx.
8 oz
N/A 0 08 28653 18241 2 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18245 Amish
Classics
Colby Jack
EW Fullmoon
8 oz 828653182450 00828653182450 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
28245 Amish
Classics
Cheddar
EW Fullmoon
8 oz 828653282457 00828653282457 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
07/04/2017
73705 Lipari Old
Tyme
Swiss
Sandwich
Cut
Approx
8.5 lbs
N/A 00828653737056 Best if used by:
07/04/2017
10241 Amish
Classics
Jalapeno RW Fullmoon Approx.
8 oz
N/A 0 08 28653 10241 0 Best if used by:
07/04/2017
10245 Amish
Classics
Jalapeno
EW Fullmoon
8 oz 828653102458 00828653102458 Best if used by:
07/04/2017
18830 Deli Readi Colby Jack
St Pk 1oz Halfmoon Slice
1 lb 6 34660 62875 7 006 34660 62875 7 Best if used by:
05/02/2017
10831 Deli Readi Jalapeno St
Pk 1oz Slice
2 lb pack 6 34660 62878 8 0 06 34660 62878 8 Best if used by:
04/22/2017
26831 Deli Readi Hot Pepper St Pk 1oz Slice 2 lb pack 6 34660 62868 9 0 06 34660 62868 9 Best if used by:
04/22/2017
26555 Deli
Made EZ
Hot Pepper
St Pk .5oz
Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 26555 9 0 08 28653 26555 9 Best if used by:
04/22/2017
28747 Duck Deli Cheddar St
Pk .75oz
Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 28747 6 0 08 28653 28747 6 Production Date:
358-16
28545 Deli
Made EZ
Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice 2.0 lb pack 8 28653 28545 8 0 08 28653 28545 8 Best if used by:
04/22/2017
28555 Deli
Made EZ
Ched Mild Stk Pk .5oz Slice 1.5 lb pack 8 28653 28555 7 0 08 28653 28555 7 Best if used by:
04/22/2017
55830 Deli Readi Colby St Pk
1oz
Halfmoon
Slices
1.0 lb pack 6 34660 62872 6 0 06 34660 62872 6 Best if used by:
04/22/2017
55703 Old Tyme Colby EW Halfmoon 8 oz 0 94776 10227 3 0 00 41563 26105 7 Best if used by:
06/03/2017
10555 Deli
Made EZ
Jalapeno
Jack St Pk
.5oz Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 10555 8 0 08 28653 10555 8 Best if used by:
03/30/2017

 

MDS Foods Inc, of Massillon, OH is **Expanding** the Current Recall to include Products Identified by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana from their 02/15/2017 Product Recall

Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, supplied MDS Foods with cheeses that have been found to be contaminated with the pathogenic organism Listeria Monocytogenes which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. At the time of this release, no illnesses have been reported.

MDS Foods, Inc. is committed to food safety and providing our customers with the highest quality products. MDS Foods, Inc. has also recalled potentially affected products that were packaged on the same production lines in our Tullahoma, TN. Facility as the affected product.

Customer who have purchased any of the cheese products listed below from the affected sell by dates or any unreadable date code are urged not to consume it and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact MDS Foods Customer Service: (330) 879-9780 Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM, (EST).

Affected and potentially affected product were distributed by MDS Foods Inc. under multiple brand labels. Please refer to the list below.

Updated 02/17/17 7:45PM (EST) MDS Foods Recall Product List

Affected Items due to Supplier Contamination

Item No Description Brand Size UOM UPC Code Product Code Date From
10209 Jalapeno Jack Mini Horn Amish Classics 6 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
10241 Jalapeno RW Fullmoon Amish Classics 12 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
10244 Jalapeno RW Halfmoon Amish Classics 12 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
10245 Jalapeno EW Fullmoon Amish Classics 8 OZ 828653102458 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
17209 Jalapeno ColbyJack Mini Horn Amish Classics 6 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
17245 Jalapeno CoJack EW Fullmoon Amish Classics 8 OZ 828653172451 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18209 Colby Jack Mini Horn Amish Classics 6 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18241 Colby Jack RW Fullmoon Amish Classics 12 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18244 Colby Jack RW Halfmoon Amish Classics 12 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18245 ColbyJack EW Fullmoon Amish Classics 8 OZ 828653182450 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
28209 Cheddar Mini Horn Amish Classics 6 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
28245 Cheddar EW Fullmoon Amish Classics 8 OZ 828653282457 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55209 Colby Mini Horn Amish Classics 6 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55241 Colby RW Fullmoon Amish Classics 12 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55244 Colby RW Halfmoon Amish Classics 12 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55245 Colby EW Fullmoon Amish Classics 8 OZ 828653552451 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55523 Colby Longhorn Amish Classics 15 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
65209 Grand Butterkase Amish Classics 6 LB 828653652090 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
65241 Grand Butterkase RW Fullmoon Amish Classics 12 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
65245 Grand Butterkase EW Fullmoon Amish Classics 8 OZ 828653652458 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
69209 Farmers Cheese Mini Horn Amish Classics 6 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55553 Colby Mini Horn .75 oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653555537 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18830 ColbyJk St Pk 1oz Hlf Mn Slice Deli Readi 1 LB 634660628757 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18831 ColbyJk St Pk 1oz Mn Hrn Slice Deli Readi 2 LB 634660628603 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55830 Colby St Pk 1oz Hlf Mn Slice Deli Readi 1 LB 634660628726 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55831 Colby St Pk 1oz Mini Hrn Slice Deli Readi 2 LB 634660628597 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18740 Colby Jack Mini Horn Dietz & Watson 6 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55740 Colby Mini Horn Dietz & Watson 6 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18755 Colby Jack Mini Horn Meijer 6 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18758 Colby Jack EW Halfmoon Chunk Meijer 8 OZ 713733340588 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55755 Colby Mini Horn Meijer 6 LB N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55758 Colby EW Halfmoon Chunk Meijer 8 OZ 713733340472 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18703 Colby Jack EW Halfmoon Old Tyme 8 OZ 094776102211 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55703 Colby EW Halfmoon Old Tyme 8 OZ 094776102273 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
10840 Pepper Jack EW Halfmoon Troyer 8 OZ 049646936106 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
10841 Pepper Jack EW Full Moon Troyer 8 OZ 049646936069 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18840 Marble EW Halfmoon Troyer 8 OZ 049646936113 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18841 Marble EW Full Moon Troyer 8 OZ 049646936052 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18842 Marble RW Halfmoon Troyer 8 OZ N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
28841 Cheddar EW Full Moon Troyer 8 OZ 049646936076 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55840 Colby EW Halfmoon Troyer 8 OZ 049646936090 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55841 Colby EW Full Moon Troyer 8 OZ 049646936045 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
55842 Colby RW Halfmoon Troyer 8 OZ N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
69840 Farmers EW Halfmoon Troyer 8 OZ 049646936137 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
69841 Farmers EW Full Moon Troyer 8 OZ 049646936083 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
69842 Farmers RW Halfmoon Troyer 8 OZ N/A 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017
18790 ColbyJack St Pk .75oz Slice Winder Farms 1 LB 828653187905 02/28/2017 thru
8/14/2017

Potentially Affected Items due to Cross Contamination

Item # Description Brand Size UOM UPC Affected Date(s)
10311 Jalapeno Jack Print Amish Classics 10 LB N/A 04/18/2017
26244 Hot Pepper RW Square Amish Classics 12 LB 858653262442 06/10/2017
28311 Cheddar Mild Color Print Amish Classics 10 LB N/A 03/28/2017
28311 Cheddar Mild Color Print Amish Classics 10 LB N/A 04/25/2017
28311 Cheddar Mild Color Print Amish Classics 10 LB N/A 05/29/2017
28311 Cheddar Mild Color Print Amish Classics 10 LB N/A 07/03/2017
61243 Muenster RW End Chunks Amish Classics 12 LB N/A 273-16
61243 Muenster RW End Chunks Amish Classics 12 LB N/A 319-16
61243 Muenster RW End Chunks Amish Classics 12 LB N/A 341-16
61244 Muenster RW Square Amish Classics 8 OZ N/A 03/28/2017
61244 Muenster RW Square Amish Classics 8 OZ N/A 05/13/2017
61244 Muenster RW Square Amish Classics 8 OZ N/A 06/04/2017
03554 Monterey Jck St Pk .75oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653035541 03/28/2017
03554 Monterey Jck St Pk .75oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653035541 05/03/2017
10553 Jalapeno Jck St Pk .75oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB N/A 003-17
10554 Jalapeno Jck St Pk .75oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653105541 03/17/2017
10554 Jalapeno Jck St Pk .75oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653105541 05/03/2017
10555 Jalapeno Jck St Pk .5oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653105558 03/28/2017
10555 Jalapeno Jck St Pk .5oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653105558 03/30/2017
10555 Jalapeno Jck St Pk .5oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653105558 05/18/2017
11553 Mozzarella St Pk .75oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653115533 322-16
11553 Mozzarella St Pk .75oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653115533 333-16
26555 Hot Pepper St Pk .5oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653265559 03/17/2017
26555 Hot Pepper St Pk .5oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653265559 04/22/2017
28532 Cheddar Mild Clr Stick Deli Made EZ 4.5 LB N/A 04/18/2017
28545 Ched Mld C St Pk .75oz Slice Deli Made EZ 2 LB 828653285458 04/22/2017
28553 Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB N/A 018-17
28555 Ched Mld C Stk Pk .5oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653285557 03/10/2017
28555 Ched Mld C Stk Pk .5oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653285557 04/22/2017
58554 Provolone St Pck .75oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653585541 03/28/2017
58555 Provolone Stk Pk .5oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653585558 03/28/2017
61552 Muenster St Pk .75 oz Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653615521 328-16
71554 Havarti .75oz St Pk Slice Deli Made EZ 1.5 LB 828653715542 05/03/2017
10831 Jalapeno St Pk 1oz Slice Deli Readi 2 LB 634660628788 02/28/2017
10831 Jalapeno St Pk 1oz Slice Deli Readi 2 LB 634660628788 04/22/2017
10831 Jalapeno St Pk 1oz Slice Deli Readi 2 LB 634660628788 05/18/2017
26831 Hot Pepper St Pk 1oz Slice Deli Readi 2 LB 634660628689 02/28/2017
26831 Hot Pepper St Pk 1oz Slice Deli Readi 2 LB 634660628689 04/22/2017
26831 Hot Pepper St Pk 1oz Slice Deli Readi 2 LB 634660628689 05/16/2017
28831 Cheddar St Pk 1oz Slice Deli Readi 2 LB 634660628771 02/28/2017
28831 Cheddar St Pk 1oz Slice Deli Readi 2 LB 634660628771 05/04/2017
28745 Cheddar Mild Color Loaf Duck Deli 5 LB N/A 273-16
28747 Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice Duck Deli 1.5 LB 828653287476 004-17
28747 Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice Duck Deli 1.5 LB 828653287476 358-16
58747 Provolone Stk Pck .75oz Slice Duck Deli 1.5 LB 828653587477 004-17
58774 Provolone St Pk .667oz La Rosa 2.25 LB 828653587743 004-17
28769 Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice Madison Valley 1.5 LB 828653287698 320-16
61758 Muenster EW Square Meijer 8 OZ 886926275735 03/28/2017
61758 Muenster EW Square Meijer 8 OZ 886926275735 05/13/2017
61758 Muenster EW Square Meijer 8 OZ 886926275735 06/10/2017
10703 Jalapeno Jack EW Halfmoon Old Tyme 8 OZ 094776102303 05/29/2017
26703 Hot Pepper Cheese EW Square Old Tyme 8 OZ 094776102280 06/10/2017
61703 Muenster EW Square Old Tyme 8 OZ 094776102242 06/04/2017
10812 Jalapeno Jck St Pk .75oz Slice Sutters Quality Foods 1.5 LB 828653108122 02/28/2017
10812 Jalapeno Jck St Pk .75oz Slice Sutters Quality Foods 1.5 LB 828653108122 05/16/2017
10815 Jalapeno Jack Loaf Sutters Quality Foods 5 LB N/A 05/09/2017
28812 Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice Sutters Quality Foods 1.5 LB 828653288126 05/18/2017
28815 Cheddar Mild Color Loaf Sutters Quality Foods 5 LB N/A 04/18/2017
58814 Provolone Salame Sutters Quality Foods 6 LB N/A 05/06/2017
10790 Jalapeno Jck St Pk .75oz Slice Winder Farms 1 LB 828653107903 05/03/2017

 

Ruth’s Salad Expanded Recall

Source: Ruth's/B&H Foods/FDA
Source: Ruth’s/B&H Foods/FDA

On February 9, 2017, Ruth’s Salads Charlotte, NC expanded the recall of Ruth’s Salads Pimento Cheese Spreads packed in Chester, South Carolina. The products involved include: Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 7oz; Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 12 oz.; Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 24 oz.; Ruth’s Old Fashion Pimento Spread 16 oz.; Ruth’s Jalapeno Pimento Spread 12 oz.; Ruth’s Lite Pimento Spread 12 oz.; and Ruth’s Cream Cheese with Pineapple-Pecans 12 oz. All lot numbers are included in this recall.  The products are packed in plastic containers and labeled as “Packed by B&H Foods, Inc., Chester, SC”.  The products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. All lots and Sell by Dates for products labeled as “Packed by B&H Foods, Inc., Chester, SC” are being recalled.  Products labeled as packed in Charlotte, NC are not included in this recall.

Ruth’s Salads is recalling the following items labeled as “Packed by B&H Foods, Inc., Chester, SC”:

Product UPC Size
Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 74952-00005 7 oz.
Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 74952-12023 12 oz.
Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 74952-24023 24 oz.
Ruth’s Old Fashion Pimento Spread 74952-15005 16 oz.
Ruth’s Jalapeno Pimento Spread 74952-12014 12 oz.
Ruth’s Lite Pimento Spread 74952-12000 12 oz.
Ruth’s Cream Cheese w/Pineapple-Pecans 74952-12008 12 oz.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recalled products were distributed in grocery stores in NC, SC, GA, TN, AL, KY, and parts of Virginia and Tennessee.

The contamination was discovered during random testing by the NC Department of Agriculture.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800.532.0409, 7am-3pm,  Monday-Friday.  After hours, consumers may leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Related: North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Notice of Expanded Recall

Released by Anita MacMullan, food administrator, NCDA&CS

B&H Foods of Charlotte has expanded its recall of Ruth’s pimento spreads to include more products that were packed at the Chester, SC plant. The products were distributed at retail supermarkets in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee.

The company launched the initial recall on February 2, 2017, after a routine sample collected at a retail location by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, which may cause life-threatening illness. No illnesses have been reported to date. The company elected to expand the recall as a precaution on Febuary 9, 2017.

Consumers who have purchased these productsare urged to return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. All lots and sell-by dates for products labeled as “Packed by B&H Foods, Inc., Chester, SC” are being recalled. Products labeled as packed in Charlotte are not included in this recall.

The following items are being recalled:

Product UPC Size
Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 74952-00005 7 oz.
Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 74952-12023 12 oz.
Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 74952-24023 24 oz.
Ruth’s Old Fashion Pimento Spread 74952-15005 16 oz.
Ruth’s Jalapeno Pimento Spread 74952-12014 12 oz.
Ruth’s Lite Pimento Spread 74952-12000 12 oz.
Ruth’s Cream Cheese w/Pineapple-Pecans 74952-12008 12 oz.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-532-0409 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Le Fedou, Fromagerie De Hyelzas Sas Recalls “Tomme Brebis Fedou Cheese” and “Soureliette Cheese”

On February 1, 2017, Fromi USA. of New York, New York, recalled 7 cases of Soureliette cheese and 2 cases of Tomme Brebis Fedou because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled Tomme Brebis Fedou cheese and Soureliette were distributed to CA, NY and MA through retail stores.

The product Soureliette comes in a 3lb box marked with an expiration date of 02/22/2017; 01/25/2017 and 08/02/2017 stamped on the top.

The product Tomme Brebis Fedou comes in a 3lb box marked with an expiration date of 02/22/2017 stamped on the top.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the foreign supplier revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 3lb packages of Tomme Brebis Fedou cheese and Soureliette.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718.412.0498, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (ET).

Country Fresh Recalls Various Cooking And Snacking Products

Released February 13, 2017

Source: US FDA recall.
Source: US FDA recall.

Following the Sargento Cheese Company recall where select Sargento branded cheeses were recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Country Fresh, LLC. of Conroe, Texas, is recalling 2,552 cases of various cooking and snacking products (product descriptions attached), that contained Sargento branded cheeses because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The product in question was shipped to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia under the Country Fresh and store brand labels described in the product listing.

The list of products subject to this recall follows:

Product Description Description of
Packaging
UPC Best-By Dates
Country Fresh Tuscan Style Mushroom Foam Overwrap Tray 74641-
07211
February 14, 2017 thru
February 17, 2017
Country Fresh Stuffed Mushrooms Foam Overwrap Tray 74641-
07207
February 14, 2017 thru
February 17, 2017
Southwest Stuffed Mushrooms Foam Overwrap Tray 72036-
88471
February 14, 2017 thru
February 17, 2017
Marketside Garlic Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Clamshell 681131-
14821
February 15, 2017 thru
February 17, 2017
Ready Fresh Go Fruit and Hatch Pepper Cheese Clamshell 41220-
03680
January 19, 2017 thru
February 16, 2017

The product bears “BEST IF USED BY” dates between January 19, 2017 (1/19/17) through February 17, 2017 (2/17/17). No products except those on this list are subject to this recall.

To date, no illnesses have been confirmed by public health authorities.

Sargento Cheese advised Country Fresh of the issue and Country Fresh is taking this action in the interest of protecting the public health. “Nothing is more important than ensuring that consumers enjoy nothing but high quality, nutritious, and safe and wholesome products from us” said Bryan Herr, Country Fresh’s President.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 281.453.3305, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (CDT).

Choice Farms LLC Recalls Very Limited Quantity of Mushrooms Stuffed with Cheese

Released February 13, 2017

Label Source: US FDA recall.
Label Source: US FDA recall.

Choice Farms LLC is initiating a very limited voluntary recall of stuffed mushrooms because the mushrooms may contain a cheese component which a third party supplier advised has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall pertains to a  total of seven (six in Texas, one in Kansas) individual shrink-wrapped trays of one of three stuffed mushroom types: Traditional Gourmet Portabella Mushrooms; Pizza Style Portabella Mushrooms; and/or Stuffed Mushrooms sold on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the following stores:

Store # Location
Kroger 445 5330 S. Cooper/ Green Oaks
Arlington, TX 76017
Kroger 461 5190 Hwy. 78
Sachse, TX 75048
Kroger 529 4241 Capitol Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
Kroger 566 3205 University Drive
Nacadoches, TX 75965
Kroger 575 2935 Ridge Road
Rockwall, TX 75032
Kroger 695 5701 W. Pleasant Ridge
Arlington, TX 76016
Dillon 072 10515 W. Central Ave.
Wichita, KS 67212

aNo illnesses have been reported to date. This product is meant to be cooked and has instructions to do so on each package.

The consumers who suspect that they have purchased the products affected by this recall should dispose it in the garbage and contact Choice Farms LLC for a refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the consumer 24-hour telephone number for Choice Farms LLC: 800.605.0881.

Product Description Best if Enjoyed By Lot Number UPC
Traditional Gourmet Portabella Mushrooms
(2 count tray, 8 oz.)
2/16/2017 12041000 7-17524-72470
Pizza style Portabella Mushrooms
(2 count tray, 8 oz.)
2/16/2017 12041000 7-17524-72471
Stuffed Mushrooms
(6 count tray, 7 oz.)
2/16/2017 12041000 7-17524-72469

Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. Recalls Various Colby Type Cheeses

Released February 14, 2017

Label Source: US FDA recall.
Label Source: US FDA recall.

Out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on its customers’ wellness and safety, Guggisberg Cheese Inc. is recalling various types of Colby type cheeses and sizes due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected products were manufactured both by Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. and by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC under the Guggisberg label. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Products affected are:

Product Size
(May be purchased at the deli counter in custom size)
UPC Use By Dates
Guggisberg Cheddar Horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Farmer’s Cheese horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Garden Vegetable Horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Marble Horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Marble Longhorn 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Pepper Jack Horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Thunder Jack Horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg exact Marble Mini Rounds 12/12 oz. UPC BAR CODE# 710917 361018 June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg exact Colby Mini Rounds 12/12 oz. UPC BAR CODE# 710917 361025 June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg exact Pepper Jack Mini Rounds 12/12 oz UPC BAR CODE# 710917 361032 June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Cheese with Yogurt cultures deli horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017

The products were manufactured between September 1, 2016 and January 27, 2017. These products were packaged in clear plastic and sold primarily in retail stores at deli counters and deli cases located in the States of: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, and West Virginia.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or they may discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact Ursula Bennett (customer service) at 330.893.2500 Monday – Wednesday & Friday 8am to 4pm (EST).

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. is committed to food safety and providing our customers with the highest quality products. This voluntary recall is being conducted out of an abundance precaution for consumer safety.

Biery Cheese Company Recalls Various Types Of Specialty Longhorn Colby Cheeses

On February 16, 2017: Biery Cheese Co. is voluntarily recalling specialty Longhorn Colby cheese due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

On 02-15-17 the firm was notified by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, IN that they supplied Biery Cheese with various type cheeses that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  No illnesses have been reported to date.

Products affected are:

Brand

Description

Product Size

UPC Code

Sell By Date

Delallo

Premium Sliced Colby Cheese

8 oz

0 72368 12452 0

May/6/2017

Delallo

Premium Sliced Hot Pepper Cheese

8 oz

0 72368 12462 9

May/6/2017

Dietz & Watson

Pasteurized Process New York State Cheddar Cheese with Jalapeno and Cayenne

8 oz

0 31506 79412 4

May/6/2017

Dietz & Watson

Pepper Jack Cheese

8 oz.

0 31506 79450 6

May/6/2017

Private Selections

Hardwood Smoked Gouda Slice

8 oz.

0 11110 60861 1

05/06/17

The products were distributed between November 11, 2016 and January 4, 2017.  These products were packaged at Biery Cheese Company in Louisville, OH and distributed to distribution centers located in the States of: Georgia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

Customers who have purchased any of the cheese products listed above from the affected sell by dates or any unreadable date codes are urged not to consume it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Biery Cheese Co at 1.800.243.3731 Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm (EST).

Biery Cheese is committed to food safety and providing our customers with the highest quality products. We are monitoring this issue to ensure the situation is resolved in a timely manner, and are working in full cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration to investigate this issue.

Saputo Inc. Recalls Certain Gouda Cheese Products

Gouda cheese label, one of several affected by recall. Source: US FDA.
Gouda cheese label, one of several affected by recall. Source: US FDA.

On February 16, 2017: Saputo Inc. (Saputo), is voluntarily recalling certain Gouda cheese products in the United States after having been notified by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana that some specialty Gouda cheese products that it supplied to Saputo’s Green Bay, Wisconsin facility may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected retail products are the Great Midwest® Applewood Smoked Gouda cheeses listed in the table below. As a precautionary measure, Saputo is also recalling the Dutchmark® Smoked Gouda cheeses listed in the table below, which were packaged on the same line. Consumers should not consume the recalled products.

Brand Product Pack Size UPC Sell By Date
Great Midwest® Applewood Smoked Gouda Cheese Random Weight
~6 pounds
No UPC SELL BY MAY 22 17
G7/1 00:00
Random weight slices or chunks cut at stores Sliced/chunked cut at stores – No UPC ALL CODE DATES
Brand Product Pack Size UPC Sell By Date
Dutchmark® Pasteurized Processed Smoked Gouda Cheese Random Weight
~2 pounds
No UPC BEST WHEN USED BY:11-18-17

No illnesses due to consumption of these products have been reported. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

The recalled products were sold to retailers nationwide. The Great Midwest Applewood® Smoked Gouda cheeses were sold primarily in retail stores at deli counters and deli cases. Saputo is working with impacted customers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from the marketplace. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products identified in the table above with the specified sell by date are urged to dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. No other Saputo products are affected by this recall.

This recall is being initiated with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For more information, consumers with questions may contact Saputo at 1-877-578-1510 between 9 am and 9 pm EST, Monday – Friday.

Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. Saputo is one of the top ten dairy processors in the world, the largest cheese manufacturer and the leading fluid milk and cream processor in Canada, the third largest dairy processor in Argentina, and the fourth largest in Australia. In the US, Saputo ranks among the top three cheese producers and is one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. Our products are sold in several countries under well-known brand names such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, COON, Cracker Barrel*, Dairyland, DairyStar, Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese Heads, La Paulina, Milk2Go/Lait’s Go, Neilson, Nutrilait, Scotsburn*, Stella, Sungold, Treasure Cave and Woolwich Dairy. Saputo Inc. is a publicly traded company and its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “SAP”.

*Trademark used under license.

 

Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach Branch Announces a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Assorted Cheese Items

February 17, 2017, Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach branch is issuing a recall on various Cheeses and cheese containing items due to the potential for it to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

On 2/15/2017 the firm was notified by their supplier, Deutsch Kase Haus, that various cheese product they received may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no illnesses or issues reported regarding consumption of this product to date.

Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach Branch has issued a voluntary recall for the following products:

Item Description Size Code
Guggisberg Colby Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Pepperjack Mini Horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Farmers Cheese Mini Horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Cheese Longhorns 15lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese Longhorns 15lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Pepperjack Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Farmers Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/2lbs Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese 12/2lbs Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Cheese Lover’s Box All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Holiday Delight Box All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Ultimate Amish Sampler Box All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Custom Gift Box All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Holiday Crowd Pleaser Basket All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Country Christmas Basket All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Taste of Goodness Basket All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17

All Items packaged and sold within the parameters mentioned are subject to this recall, including items sold on our website, www.dutchvalleyfoods.com. These items were distributed to the following states: AR, FL, GA, IA, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, NC, NE, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, & WV.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Retailers are advised to remove this product from store shelves based on the listed codes. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked to destroy them or to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions regarding the product listed may call Dutch Valley Foods at 1.800.733.4191 and speak with customer service, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm (EST).

 

Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores Issue Voluntary Cheese Recall

On February 24, 2017, out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on customers’ wellness and safety, Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores are proactively recalling various types of Colby cheese due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. It’s important to note that no illnesses have been reported to date.

The affected products were manufactured by Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. and by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana. The affected products were distributed by Las Vegas-based Lakeview Cheese to Bashas’ Family of Stores, and sold in Bashas’ and Food City supermarkets’ Arizona meat departments under the grocery brands’ private label.

The recall consists of nine Colby cheese products, including fixed-weight and bulk- cut, random-weight items. The products being voluntarily recalled are:

Food City Colby Longhorn Cheese 12 oz.
Food City Colby Jack Cheese 12 oz.
Food City Colby Monterey Cheese 12 oz.
Random Weight Longhorn Colby Cheese
Random Weight Cut Co-Jack Cheese
Random Weight Cut Monterey Jack Cheese
Random Weight Cut Pepper Jack Cheese
Random Weight Colby Quarter Longhorn
Random Weight Colby Horn

 

Bashas’ and Food City customers who have purchased these products between September 1, 2016 and February 21, 2017 can return them for a full refund. Customers with questions can call Bashas’ Family of Stores’ Customer Service Department at 480-883-6131.

 

Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Various Bulk and Retail Cheese Products

On February 28, 2017, Lipari Foods, LLC issued a voluntary recall of various bulk and retail cheeses manufactured by Deutsch Kase Haus due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The products were distributed to food service and retail stores throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Products were distributed under the following brand names: Copperwood and Lipari Old Tyme

The affected products can be identified by:

Brand Product Lipari
Product #
Weight Sell By
Date
UPC
Copperwood Colby Jack Mini Horn 359886 4/6# 8/7/17
8/15/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Copperwood Pepper Jack Mini
Horn
359880 4/6# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Colby Mini Horn 119536 2/6# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Colby Jack Longhorn 119636 2/14.5# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Colby Longhorn 119736 2/15.0# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Pepper Jack Mini
Horn
119836 2/6# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Firecracker Jack Mini
Horn
249203 2/6# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Swiss Cheese 126000 2/8# AVG 7/4/17
7/10/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Colby Jack Mini Horn 119436 2/6# 8/7/17
8/15/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Colby Jack Cheese 185581 12/8 OZ 2/28/17 thru
8/14/17
094776102211
Lipari Old Tyme Colby Cheese 185547 12/8 OZ 2/28/17 thru
8/14/17
094776102273
Lipari Old Tyme Pepper Jack Cheese 185428 12/8 OZ 2/28/17 thru
8/14/17
094776102303
Lipari Old Tyme Hot Pepper Cheese 185615 12/8 OZ 6/10/17 094776102280
Lipari Old Tyme Muenster Cheese 185496 12/8 OZ 6/4/17 094776102242

 

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

This was brought to our attention by Deutsch Kase Haus in response to their recent recall due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes that originated from the supplier’s facility. As a precaution, Lipari Foods products are being recalled as they have the potential to be contaminated due to the fact that they were manufactured by Deutsch Kase Haus. We are working closely with Deutsch Kase Haus and the FDA to understand the cause of the situation and ensure that all affected product has been pulled from commerce.

Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800-729-3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.

 

Yoke’s Fresh Market Issues Voluntary Cheese Recall

On February 28, 2017, out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on customers’ wellness and safety, Yoke’s Fresh Market is proactively recalling two types of Colby cheese due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

It is important to note that no illnesses have been reported to date.

The affected products were manufactured by Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. and by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana. The affected products were sold in Yoke’s Fresh Market stores in WA and ID under the grocery brand’s private label.

The recall consists of two Colby cheese products. The products being voluntarily recalled are:

Colby Jk Longhorn Cheese – Yoke’s Fresh Market 16 oz.
Colby Longhorn Cheese – Yoke’s Fresh Market 16 oz.

Yoke’s customers who have purchased these products between 09/01/16 and 01/27/17 should return them for a full refund. Customers with questions can call Yoke’s at 509.921.2292 x.55.

 

Meijer Expands Recall To Include Meijer Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese And Pre-Made Ham Sub Sandwich Due To Possible Health Risk

Released March 3, 2017

Meijer expanded its list of recalled items to now include its Meijer brand Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese and its pre-wrapped Ham Sub on Artisan White Baguette due to a potential cross contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The affected Meijer brand Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese was located on “cheese islands” within the Retailer’s Deli section and has the expiration dates of Mar. 28, 2017, May 13, 2107, and June 10, 2017.  The Meijer pre-made Ham Sub on Artisan White Baguette was located in its “grab-and-go” fresh deli cases with sell by dates between Nov. 2, 2016 and Dec. 30, 2016. There have been no known illnesses reported to Meijer associated with these products.

Meijer received notice of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from MDS Foods, a Meijer supplier. MDS Foods informed Meijer that evidence of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination had been identified due to possible cross contamination after being processed on the same line as previous recalled cheese, announced on February 10.

The Meijer brand Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese will have the UPC 8-86926 27573-5. The Meijer deli-made Ham Sub on Artisan White Baguette has the UPC Code 7-13733 76499-5.

Customers should stop using the products and either dispose of it or return it to the customer service desk at any Meijer store for a full refund. For additional information, please contact Meijer at 800.543.3704, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. For additional information on Meijer, visit  www.meijer.com.

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