Routine testing found listeria in a sample of Amish Classic Colby deli horn cheese. Sargento has also recalled a few other products packaged alongside the possibly affected cheese.
Food and Drug Administration is investigating the source and extent of the contamination and determining how many retailers received these batches of cheese. Fortunely, no illnesses have been reported. The investigation is ongoing. Also recalled are lot numbers 110316V02, 110316V03 and 110316V04.
Listeria monocytogenes is unlike many other germs because it can grow in a cold environment. It can also cause miscarriages, and stillbirths as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems. The sell-by dates are April 12 and May 10, 2017.
The recalled product will be in plastic deli packaging with printed labels that have the UPCs beginning with 215927 or 215938, followed by six digits that will vary based on package weight.
The recall impacts "Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby", "Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese", "Nacho and Taco Cheese", "Off the Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack and Colby-Jack Cheeses", "Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese", and "Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese".
Deustch Kase Haus is the same manufacturer involved in Sargento's cheese recall.
Customers who have purchased any of the recalled products should throw away any unused portions and bring the receipt to GIANT/MARTIN'S for a full refund.