ALERT: America’s Most POPULAR Cheese Recall EXPANDED- IMMEDIATELY THROW IT AWAY, It Can KILL Your Family

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Sargento Foods Inc. has issued a recall of seven cheeses due to a potential contamination of listeria monocytogenes. The company says no illnesses have been reported yet. 

Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

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An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die.

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The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems.


Please note: both the UPC bar code number AND the associated “Sell By” date on your package of cheese must match this list to be part of the recall.

UPC Size Description Sell By Dates
4610000105 8 oz. Sargento Sliced Colby 15MAY17F
4610000107 8 oz. Sargento Sliced Muenster 05MAR17F
06MAR17F
16APR17F
17APR17F
15APR17F
4610000122 7.5 oz. Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack 03MAY17B
4610000279 6.67 oz. Sargento Sliced Tomato & Basil Jack 03MAR17B
4610041018 8 oz. Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat Colby-Jack H07APR17
4610041105 8 oz. Sargento Shredded Chef Blends 4 Cheese Pizzeria H10APR17
4610040094 8 oz. Sargento Artisan Blends Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese H09JUN17
H08JUN17
4610000228 6.84 oz. Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby 02FEB17F
01MAR17B
16MAR17F

12APR17B
10MAY17B
4610040041 8 oz. Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco H04MAY17
S15MAY17
H01JUN17

H14JUN17
H12JUL17
4610000108 12 oz. Sliced Pepper Jack 02MAY17B
03MAY17B
11JUN17B

12JUN17B
09JUL17B
10JUL17B
4610000109 12 oz. Sliced Colby-Jack 01MAY17B
11JUN17B
4610040002 8 oz. Chef Blends Shredded Taco H11MAY17
H01JUN17

H14JUN17
F28JUN17
4610040014 8 oz. Off the Block Fine Cut Shredded Colby-Jack H06MAY17
F05JUL17
4610040076 8 oz. Off the Block Fine Cut Shredded Cheddar Jack H07MAY17
H08MAY17
H09MAY17

F05JUL17

Key:     = Added February 17, 2017


Sargento Expands Recall of Select Cheeses; Terminates Relationship with Supplier

Feb. 17, 2017 – Sargento Foods Inc. of Plymouth, Wis. is voluntarily expanding the recall of cheese supplied by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes that originated from the supplier’s facility. There have been no confirmed illnesses.

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Out of concern for the health and well-being of Sargento consumers, the company has also terminated its relationship with Deutsch Kase Haus, which supplied Sargento with the affected Longhorn Colby cheese.

Out of an abundance of caution, in addition to the products recalled on February 10, 2017, with the new information we received from our supplier, we are also voluntarily recalling the following products which were packaged on the same lines:

  • Sargento Sliced Colby, 8 oz., UPC 4610000105, Sell By date 15MAY17F
  • Sargento Sliced Muenster, 8oz., UPC 4610000107, Sell By dates 05MAR17F, 06MAR17F, 15APR17F, 16APR17F and 17APR17F
  • Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack, 7.5 oz., UPC 4610000122, Sell By date 03MAY17B
  • Sargento Sliced Tomato & Basil Jack, 6.67 oz., UPC 4610000279, Sell By date 03MAR17B
  • Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat Colby-Jack, 8 oz., UPC 4610041018, Sell By date H07APR17
  • Sargento Shredded Chef Blends 4 Cheese Pizzeria, 8 oz., UPC 4610041105, Sell By date H10APR17
  • Sargento Artisan Blends Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040094, Sell By date H08JUN17 and H09JUN17

We are also adding “Sell By” dates to some of the products that were previously recalled on February 10, 2017:

  • Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby, 6.84 oz., UPC 4610000228, Sell By dates 02FEB17F, 01MAR17B and 16MAR17F
  • Sargento Chefs Blend Taco Blend Shredded Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040002, Sell By dates H11MAY17 and H01JUN17
  • Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack, 12oz., UPC 4610000108, Sell By dates  02MAY17B, 03MAY17B, 11JUN17B
  • Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack, 12oz., UPC 4610000109, Sell By date 01MAY17B
  • Sargento Off the Block Fine Cut Colby-Jack Shredded Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040014, Sell By date H06MAY17
  • Sargento Chef Blends Nacho & Taco Shredded Cheese, 8oz., UPC 4610040041, Sell By dates H04MAY17, S15MAY17 and H01JUN17
  • Sargento Off the Block Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Shredded Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040076, Sell By dates H07MAY17, H08MAY17 and H09MAY17

Consumers can also check if they have recalled product by visiting info.sargento.com. This webpage will be updated with the latest information about the Feb. 10 recall and this voluntary expanded recall. Consumers can also call Sargento Consumer Affairs at 1-800-243-3737 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., (Central Time) Monday through Friday, or send us your questions to the “Contact Us” page at sargento.com. Contacting us allows us to activate reimbursements.

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“We deeply regret any inconvenience or concern this issue has caused,” Sargento Foods Chief Executive Officer Louie Gentine said. “We have high expectations for the quality and safety of our products and hold our suppliers accountable to those same standards. We will continue to evaluate our processes to ensure we remain a leader in food safety and quality.”


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