Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Expanded #foodsafety #recall possible #Listeria #contamination of select Sargento Branded cheeses

Country Fresh Recalls Various Cooking And Snacking Products Due To Possible Health Risk

February 13, 2017



281- 453-3305


Following the Sargento Cheese Company recall where select Sargento branded cheeses were recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Country Fresh, LLC. of Conroe, Texas, is recalling 2,552 cases of various cooking and snacking products (product descriptions attached), that contained Sargento branded cheeses because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The product in question was shipped to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia under the Country Fresh and store brand labels described in the product listing.

The list of products subject to this recall follows:

Product DescriptionDescription of
UPCBest-By Dates
Country Fresh Tuscan Style MushroomFoam Overwrap Tray74641-
February 14, 2017 thru
February 17, 2017
Country Fresh Stuffed MushroomsFoam Overwrap Tray74641-
February 14, 2017 thru
February 17, 2017
Southwest Stuffed MushroomsFoam Overwrap Tray72036-
February 14, 2017 thru
February 17, 2017
Marketside Garlic Cheese Stuffed MushroomsClamshell681131-
February 15, 2017 thru
February 17, 2017
Ready Fresh Go Fruit and Hatch Pepper CheeseClamshell41220-
January 19, 2017 thru
February 16, 2017
The product bears “BEST IF USED BY” dates between January 19, 2017 (1/19/17) through February 17, 2017 (2/17/17). No products except those on this list are subject to this recall.

To date, no illnesses have been confirmed by public health authorities.

Sargento Cheese advised Country Fresh of the issue and Country Fresh is taking this action in the interest of protecting the public health. “Nothing is more important than ensuring that consumers enjoy nothing but high quality, nutritious, and safe and wholesome products from us” said Bryan Herr, Country Fresh’s President.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 281-453-3305, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT.


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