Sargento Recalls Packaged Cheese for Listeria Concerns

Sargento has issued a voluntary recall of sliced Colby and shredded nacho and taco cheeses

No illnesses or hospitalizations have been reported.

Sargento Foods Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of select packaged cheeses due to possible listeria bacterial contamination. Although no illnesses have been reported, Sargento is issuing the recall after the company received word that the facilities of a supplier, Longhorn Colby cheese, had been infected with the bacteria.

The affected products are 6.84-ounce packages of Sargento Ultra-Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby with sell-by dates of April 12 and May 10, 2017, and 8-ounce packages of Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese with sell-by dates of June 14 and July 12, 2017, according to the company’s website.

As a precautionary measure, Sargento has also recalled Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese, 12 oz., UPC 4610000109 with “Sell By” date of “11JUN17B;” Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese, 12 oz., UPC 4610000108 with “Sell By” dates of  “12JUN17B”, “09JUL17B” and “10JUL17B;” Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040002 with “Sell By” dates of “H14JUN17” and “F28JUN17;” Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040014 with “Sell By” date of “F05JUL17;” and Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040076 with “Sell By” date of “F05JUL17.”

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"The safety of our consumers and our employees is our top priority at Sargento and at the very heart of all we do," the statement said.