Meijer recalls Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack deli cheeses

Feb 14, 2017, 00:37
Meijer recalls Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack deli cheeses

Meijer is recalling Meijer brand Colby and Colby Jack deli cheeses for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Listeriosis is a serious infection that's usually caused by eating contaminated food and can be particularly risky for pregnant women and older people.

The recall was put into effect after one of the company's suppliers notified Sargento that a product it sold to the company may have been contaminated with the bacteria.

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.

Those include Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese, Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese, Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese, Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese and Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese.

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Out of an abundance of caution, Sargento says that it has recalled five additional products that were made on the same line as the affected cheese.

On its website Sargento said there have been no confirmed reports of illnesses. The cheeses were sold in Meijer stores from November 10, 206 to February 9, 2017.

The recalled products can be identified by the Universal Product Codes (UPCs) printed on the label found on plastic deli packaging.

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.