What to Know
- Sargento Foods is expanding its cheese recall due to listeria contamination concerns.
- Listeria can cause fever, diarrhea, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions in addition to muscle aches.
- Sargento has ended its relationship with the supplier of the potentially contaminated cheese.
Sargento Foods Inc. is expanding a voluntary recall of some cheeses due to a possible bacterial contamination.
The company recalled some cheeses Feb. 10, but expanded the recall Friday to include products produced on the same line. Sargento says it also cut ties with Indiana-based Deutsch Kase Haus, which supplied cheese which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
No illnesses have been confirmed.
The additional products include 8-ounce packages of Sargento's Sliced Colby, Sliced Muenster, Shredded Reduced Fat Colby-Jack, Shredded Chef Blends 4 Cheese Pizzeria, Artisan Blends Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese, 7.5-ounce packages of Sliced Pepper Jack and 6.67-ounce packages of Sliced Tomato and Basil Jack.
The affected cheeses have various sell-by dates. To see if a product is part of the recall, and to see previously recalled items, visit info.sargento.com.
Stop and Shop announced Saturday that it was removing some Sargento cheese products from its shelves due to the expanded recall.