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Listeria Contamination Prompts Cheese Recall of Sargento, Other Brands

Listeria Contamination Prompts Cheese Recall of Sargento, Other Brands

UPDATED WITH EXPANDED RECALL INFORMATION. Routine testing of cheese by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture found Listeria in a sample of Amish Classic Colby deli cheese and the finding has prompted a cheese recall of other brands produced by the same manufacturer, including Sargento brand, Mejier’s and a number of others. Many of the cheeses were supplied to deli counters in retail stores.

According to the agency, it took a sample of the Amish Classic Colby from a store in Trenton, Tenn. on Jan. 30, 2017 and sent it to the state laboratory for testing, which discovered the sample was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Ind manufactured the cheese. The company makes cheese for a number of retailers and major brands and instructed all wholesalers and retailers to stop selling Amish Classic Colby deli horns distributed by MDS Foods under the Amish Classic label with item number 55209 and sold as sliced deli cheese. It is also recalling lot numbers 110316V02, 110316V03 and 110316V04. Meijer’s Colby-jack deli horn lot number 110316V08 and Meijer’s Colby deli horn lot numbers 110316V08, sold exclusively at Meijer grocery stores, are also part of the cheese recall.

Amish Classics Colby Amish Classics Colby

Deutsch Kase Haus also notified Sargento Foods Inc. that cheese supplied to the company’s Wisconsin packaging facility must also be recalled due to potential contamination with Listeria. On Friday, Sargento announced the recall of Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby and Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese that were supplied by Deutsch Kase Haus, and five additional cheese products because they were packaged on the same line as the affected cheese.

UPDATED FEB. 17, 2017 TO INCLUDE EXPANDED CHEESE RECALL INFORMATION

“Sargento Foods announced on Feb. 17, 2017 that it is voluntarily expanding the recall of cheese supplied by Deutsch Kase Haus due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes that originated from the supplier’s facility,” the company said. “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.”

Sargento products included in the cheese recall as of Feb. 17, 2017:

 

UPC Size Photo Description Sell By Dates
4610000105 8 oz.  Sargento Colby Sliced Cheese Sargento Sliced Colby 15MAY17F
4610000107 8 oz. Sargento Muenster Sliced Cheese Sargento Sliced Muenster 05MAR17F
06MAR17F
16APR17F
17APR17F
15APR17F
4610000122 7.5 oz.  Sargento Pepper Jack Sliced Cheese Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack 03MAY17B
4610000279 6.67 oz.  Sargento Tomato & Basil Jack Sliced Cheese Sargento Sliced Tomato & Basil Jack 03MAR17B
4610041018 8 oz.  Sargento Reduced Fat Colby Jack Shredded Cheese Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat Colby-Jack H07APR17
4610041105 8 oz.  Sargento Chef 4 Cheese Pizzeria Shredded Cheese Sargento Shredded Chef Blends 4 Cheese Pizzeria H10APR17
4610040094 8 oz.  Sargento Artisan Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese Sargento Artisan Blends Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese H09JUN17
H08JUN17
4610000228 6.84 oz. Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby 02FEB17F
01MAR17B
16MAR17F
12APR17B
10MAY17B
4610040041 8 oz.  Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco H04MAY17
S15MAY17
H01JUN17
H14JUN17
H12JUL17
4610000108 12 oz.  Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese Sliced Pepper Jack 02MAY17B
03MAY17B
11JUN17B
12JUN17B
09JUL17B
10JUL17B
4610000109 12 oz.  Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese Sliced Colby-Jack 01MAY17B
11JUN17B
4610040002 8 oz.  Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese Chef Blends Shredded Taco H11MAY17
H01JUN17
H14JUN17
F28JUN17
4610040014 8 oz.  Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese Off the Block Fine Cut Shredded Colby-Jack H06MAY17
F05JUL17
4610040076 8 oz. Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese Off the Block Fine Cut Shredded Cheddar Jack H07MAY17
H08MAY17
H09MAY17
F05JUL17

 

“Food safety is our number one priority at Sargento,” the company said. “We are vigilantly monitoring this issue to ensure the situation will be resolved in a timely manner. Our unwavering commitment to safety is at the core of everything we do at Sargento.  We are in full cooperation with the federal Food and Drug Administration to rigorously investigate and resolve this issue.”

Sargento offers an online product search tool to help consumers determine if a product is affected by the cheese recall. Consumers may also call 1-800-CHEESES (1-800-243-3737) with questions regarding Sargento cheese.

Additional Cheese Brands Included in the Expanded Cheese Recall

Saputo Recalling Great Midwest Applewood Smoked Gouda and Dutchmark Smoked Gouda Cheese

Saputo Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain Gouda cheese products in the United States after having been notified by Deutsch Kase Haus that some specialty Gouda cheese products that it supplied to Saputo’s Green Bay, Wisconsin facility may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected retail products are the Great Midwest Applewood Smoked Gouda cheeses. As a precautionary measure, Saputo is also recalling the Dutchmark Smoked Gouda cheeses that were packaged on the same line.

Brand Product Pack Size UPC Sell By Date
Great Midwest® Applewood Smoked Gouda Cheese Random Weight No UPC SELL BY MAY 22 17
~6 pounds G7/1 00:00
Random weight slices or chunks cut at stores Sliced/chunked cut at stores – No UPC ALL CODE DATES
Brand Product Pack Size UPC Sell By Date
Dutchmark® Pasteurized Processed Smoked Gouda Cheese Random Weight No UPC BEST WHEN USED BY:11-18-17
~2 pounds

 

Biery Cheese Co. is Recalling Specialty Longhorn Colby Cheese

Biery Cheese Co. is voluntarily recalling specialty Longhorn Colby cheese due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes after Deutsch Kase Haus notified the company that they supplied Biery Cheese with various type cheeses that may be contaminated. The products were distributed between November 11, 2016 and January 4, 2017.  These products were packaged at Biery Cheese Company in Louisville, OH and distributed to distribution centers located in the States of: Georgia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. Consumers with questions may contact Biery Cheese Co at 1-800-243-3731.

Brand

Description

Product Size

UPC Code

Sell By Date

Delallo

Premium Sliced Colby Cheese

8 oz

0 72368 12452 0

May/6/2017

Delallo

Premium Sliced Hot Pepper Cheese

8 oz

0 72368 12462 9

May/6/2017

Dietz & Watson

Pasteurized Process New York State Cheddar Cheese with Jalapeno and Cayenne

8 oz

0 31506 79412 4

May/6/2017

Dietz & Watson

Pepper Jack Cheese

8 oz.

0 31506 79450 6

May/6/2017

Private Selections

Hardwood Smoked Gouda Slice

8 oz.

0 11110 60861 1

05/06/17

 

Guggisberg Cheese Inc. Recalling Colby Cheeses

Guggisberg Cheese Inc. is recalling various types of Colby cheeses and sizes due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The affected products were manufactured both by Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. and by Deutsch Kase Haus under the Guggisberg label between September 1, 2016 and January 27, 2017. These products were packaged in clear plastic and sold primarily in retail stores at deli counters and deli cases located in the States of: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, and West Virginia.

Product Size
(May be purchased at the deli counter in custom size)
UPC Use By Dates
Guggisberg Cheddar Horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Farmer’s Cheese horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Garden Vegetable Horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Marble Horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Marble Longhorn 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Pepper Jack Horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Thunder Jack Horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg exact Marble Mini Rounds 12/12 oz. UPC BAR CODE# 710917 361018 June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg exact Colby Mini Rounds 12/12 oz. UPC BAR CODE# 710917 361025 June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg exact Pepper Jack Mini Rounds 12/12 oz UPC BAR CODE# 710917 361032 June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Cheese with Yogurt cultures deli horns 20/1lb, 2/6lb & 2/15lb Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017

 

MDS Foods Expands List of Recalled Cheeses

MDS Foods has expanded its cheese recall to include multiple products some of which were found to be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and other products which may have the potential to be contaminated with the bacteria. Deutsch Kase Haus supplied MDS Foods with the affected cheeses. Consumers with questions may contact MDS Foods Customer Service: (330) 879-9780.

Cheese products being recalled due to FOUND contamination from cheese supplier:

MDS Foods
Item #
Brand Description Product Size Piece UPC Code Case UPC Code Date Code
55209 Amish
Classics
Colby Deli (Mini) Horn 6 lb 8 28653 552093 00 8 28653 55209 3 Sell by: May 17, 2017
55241 Amish
Classics
Colby RW Fullmoon Approx. 8 oz 8 28653 55241 3 00 8 28653 55241 3 Best if used by:
07/10/177/4/20176/4/20175/19/2017
55245 Amish
Classics
Colby EW Fullmoon 8 oz 8 28653 55245 1 00 8 28653 55245 1 Best if used by:

7/10/2017

7/4/2017

6/3/2017

5/19/2017

55831 Deli
Readi
Colby Mini
Cheese Slices
2 lb pack 6 34660 62859 7 00 6 34660 62859 7 Best if used by:
05/02/20174/22/2017
55553 Deli
Made EZ
Colby Cheese
Slices
1.5 lb pack 8 28653 55554 4 00 8 28653 55553 7 335-16
18755 Meijer Colby Jack Mini
Horn
6 lb 710917 18755 7 10917 18755

Sell by Date:
05/02/17

55755 Meijer Colby Mini Horn 6 lb 710917 55755 7 10917 55755

Sell by Date:
05/02/17

 

Cheese products being recalled due to POTENTIAL contamination:

MDS Foods Item # Brand Description Product
Size
Piece UPC Code Case UPC Code Date Code
55244 Amish
Classics
Colby RW
Halfmoon
Approx.
8 oz
N/A 0 08 28653 55244 4 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
55758 Meijer Colby EW Halfmoon 8 oz 7 13733 34047 2 0 07 13733 34047 2 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18244 Amish
Classics
Colby Jack RW Halfmoon Approx.
8 oz
N/A 00828653182443 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18758 Meijer Colby Jack
EW Halfmoon Chunk
8 oz 713733340588 00713733340588 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18241 Amish
Classics
Colby Jack
RW Fullmoon
Approx.
8 oz
N/A 0 08 28653 18241 2 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18245 Amish
Classics
Colby Jack
EW Fullmoon
8 oz 828653182450 00828653182450 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
28245 Amish
Classics
Cheddar
EW Fullmoon
8 oz 828653282457 00828653282457 Best if used by:
07/10/2017
07/04/2017
73705 Lipari Old
Tyme
Swiss
Sandwich
Cut
Approx
8.5 lbs
N/A 00828653737056 Best if used by:
07/04/2017
10241 Amish
Classics
Jalapeno RW Fullmoon Approx.
8 oz
N/A 0 08 28653 10241 0 Best if used by:
07/04/2017
10245 Amish
Classics
Jalapeno
EW Fullmoon
8 oz 828653102458 00828653102458 Best if used by:
07/04/2017
18830 Deli Readi Colby Jack
St Pk 1oz Halfmoon Slice
1 lb 6 34660 62875 7 006 34660 62875 7 Best if used by:
05/02/2017
10831 Deli Readi Jalapeno St
Pk 1oz Slice
2 lb pack 6 34660 62878 8 0 06 34660 62878 8 Best if used by:
04/22/2017
26831 Deli Readi Hot Pepper St Pk 1oz Slice 2 lb pack 6 34660 62868 9 0 06 34660 62868 9 Best if used by:
04/22/2017
26555 Deli
Made EZ
Hot Pepper
St Pk .5oz
Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 26555 9 0 08 28653 26555 9 Best if used by:
04/22/2017
28747 Duck Deli Cheddar St
Pk .75oz
Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 28747 6 0 08 28653 28747 6 Production Date:
358-16
28545 Deli
Made EZ
Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice 2.0 lb pack 8 28653 28545 8 0 08 28653 28545 8 Best if used by:
04/22/2017
28555 Deli
Made EZ
Ched Mild Stk Pk .5oz Slice 1.5 lb pack 8 28653 28555 7 0 08 28653 28555 7 Best if used by:
04/22/2017
55830 Deli Readi Colby St Pk
1oz
Halfmoon
Slices
1.0 lb pack 6 34660 62872 6 0 06 34660 62872 6 Best if used by:
04/22/2017
55703 Old Tyme Colby EW Halfmoon 8 oz 0 94776 10227 3 0 00 41563 26105 7 Best if used by:
06/03/2017
10555 Deli
Made EZ
Jalapeno
Jack St Pk
.5oz Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 10555 8 0 08 28653 10555 8 Best if used by:
03/30/2017
Dutch Valley Food Distributors Recalling on Cheeses and Cheese Gift Boxes

Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach branch is issuing a recall on various cheeses and cheese gift boxes containing cheese supplied by Deutsch Kase Haus due to the potential for it to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. All Items packaged and sold within the parameters mentioned are subject to this recall, including items sold on our website, www.dutchvalleyfoods.com. These items were distributed to the following states: AR, FL, GA, IA, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, NC, NE, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI & WV.

Item Description Size Code
Guggisberg Colby Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Pepperjack Mini Horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Farmers Cheese Mini Horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Cheese Longhorns 15lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese Longhorns 15lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Pepperjack Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Farmers Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/2lbs Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese 12/2lbs Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Cheese Lover’s Box All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Holiday Delight Box All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Ultimate Amish Sampler Box All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Custom Gift Box All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Holiday Crowd Pleaser Basket All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Country Christmas Basket All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Taste of Goodness Basket All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17

 

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