Panera Bread is recalling all of its 2-oz. and 8-oz. cream cheese products sold in the U.S. over concerns the products may be tainted with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one got symptoms of food poisoning after eating at Panera, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
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What’s the Problem?
January 23, 2018 – Although no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall, Panera stated in a press release that it issued the recall as a precaution, according to FOX News.
A total of 5 Panera cream cheese flavors — Plain Cream Cheese, Reduced-Fat Plain Cream Cheese, Reduced-Fat Chive & Onion Cream Cheese, Reduced-Fat Honey Walnut Cream Cheese and Reduced-Fat Wild Blueberry Cream Cheese — will be pulled from restaurants in the U.S.
The recalled cream cheese packages have the expiration date of on or before April 2, 2018.
Symptoms of listeria food poisoning, also known as listeriosis, can appear in anywhere from 3 to 70 days after becoming infected, most often appearing between the 4th and 21st day. Within that time, the listeria bacteria will have spread to different systems of the body, including the heart, central nervous system (CNS) and eyes.
General symptoms of listeria infection include:
- Muscle aches
- If the illness is affecting the nervous system, symptoms may include:
- Stiff neck
- Loss of balance
The recall affects Panera Bread cafes in the U.S. only. Customers who purchased the exact same cream cheese in Canada and elsewhere can continue to spread and dip as they wish.
Do I Have a Panera Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Panera lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria infection cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got sick from Panera Bread, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.