Popular cheeses sold in Tennessee recalled due to listeria concerns

Possile Bacteria Contamination Causes Recall of Sargento Cheese

Listeria concerns spark cheese recall by Meijer

The products include Sargento Finely Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040076 with a code date of F05JUL17.

The Listeria monocytogenes organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall Friday. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can lead to Listeriosis. MDS Foods cut and packaged cheese from Deutsch Kase Haus LLC in a manufacturing facility located in Tullahoma, TN, before distributing it under the Amish Classics brand. 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 cut from the suspect 55209 product.

Due to the recall GIANT Food Stores has removed the products in question from sale. All Meijer-branded "Colby Cheese" and "Colby Jack Cheese" sold in Meijer in-store deli counters are included in the recall.

Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese with sell-by dates of June 12, 2017; July 9, 2017; and July 10, 2017. The last 6 digits will vary, and are determined by weight since the product was purchased at the deli counter.

Giant customers who purchased the affected products can bring their receipt to the store for a full refund, according to a store news release.

Sargento Food Inc. has been informed that at least six of its cheese products should be taken off the shelf.

The recall covers the two types of cheeses sold from November 10 through February 9.

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