Sargento Foods, Inc., the company behind the popular Sargento Cheese products, has been forced to issue a recall after discovering a listeria contamination.
“Supplier recall due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination affects select Sargento products,” reads a tweet by the company.
When infected by listeria, symptoms can include fever, muscle aches, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal issues. It is especially dangerous for pregnant women and elderly people.
— SargentoCheese (@SargentoCheese) February 11, 2017
According to a designated Sargento website handling recall information, the company is “closely monitoring” the situation and says the potentially contaminated cheese was supplied to them by a separate company called Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC.
Numerous varieties of their cheese products have been listed in the recall, including the following:
- Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese
- Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese
- Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese
- Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese
- Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese
The products in question were packaged at Sargento’s plant in Plymouth, Wisconsin, and the company chose to include additional varieties of their cheese in the recall “out of an abundance of caution.”
Although the company cannot yet confirm any illnesses contracted by the consumption of their products, they are still urging customers to check if any items they purchased are contaminated by checking the UPC codes on their website here.