Sargento Foods, Inc. is recalling multiple specialty cheese products over potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that kills more than 250 people in the U.S. each year.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed symptoms of food poisoning after eating Sargento cheese, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
Update: Saputo Recalls Gouda Cheese in Rapidly Expanding Listeria Outbreak
February 16, 2017 – Multi-national dairy giant Saputo Inc. is the latest company to issue a nationwide recall for its cheese products after state inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in another brand of cheese made by its supplier. Saputo is recalling specialty gouda cheese packaged under two brands — Great Midwest and Dutchmark. The Great Midwest branded cheese was produced by Deutsch Käse Haus LLC.
Which Products are Affected by the Cheese Recall?
February 14, 2017 – According to a recall notice issued Friday by Sargento, this recall affects the following products:
- Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby, 6.84 oz., UPC 4610000228, with “Sell By” dates of “12APR17B” and “10MAY17B”
- Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040041, with “Sell By” dates of “H14JUN17” and “H12JUL17”
- 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”
- Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040076 with “Sell By” date of “F05JUL17”
How Do I Know if My Cheese Has Been Recalled?
You can find out if the cheese you purchased has been recalled by using Sargento’s “Search Product” tool. Enter the product’s UPC number or the “Sell By” date. The UPC number is under the bar code on the back of the package; the “Sell By” date is located on the front.
Listeria Infection Symptoms
Symptoms of listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) include fever, muscle aches, nausea and/or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include confusion, loss of balance, convulsions and death.
An estimated 1,600 people in the U.S. get listeriosis each year, and about 260 people die from the illness.
Can I Participate in a Class Action?
The food poisoning litigation group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is not currently filing a class action lawsuit against the makers of Sargento cheese. However, if you got listeria after eating any of the products listed in this article, you may qualify to file an individual lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Contact our lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights.
Colby Cheese Recalled in Ongoing Listeria Outbreak
February 16, 2017 – Yet another brand of cheese has fallen victim to the ongoing listeria outbreak: Guggisberg Cheese of Millersburg, OH, is recalling a dozen types of Colby cheese products over potential contamination with the deadly foodborne bacterium. Affected products were sold primarily in retail stores at deli counters and deli cases in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, and West Virginia.
Do I Have a Sargento Cheese Lawsuit?
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got food poisoning from Sargento cheese, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.