While there have been no confirmed cases of Listeria associated with the recall, it's better to be safe than sorry - according to the CDC, Listeria is a serious infection caused by contamination of the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes; about 1600 people contract it a year, and it results in 260 deaths.
One of the largest cheese companies in the United States is recalling several of its products over fears of listeria contamination. No illnesses have been reported to Meijer from the affected products. However, even healthy consumers can experience symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarhhea.
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Get more information about the specific Sargento and Taylor Farms products being recalled here.
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. You can always give us a call at 1-800-CHEESES (1-800-243-3737).
The Sargento recall also prompted Taylor Farms to recall 6,630 pounds of chicken and pork salad products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
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The recalled cheese was sold in stores from November 10, 2016 to February 9, 2017.
Consumers who have purchased the products are urged not to consume them and the products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
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