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Sargento Foods Inc. and MDS Foods Inc. are voluntarily recalling some colby cheese products after their supplier identified Listeria monocytogenes during routine, random testing of the product, according to a recall notice from the Defense Commissary Agency's food safety office sent Feb. 12.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall notice to all its stores. Whenever a commissary has a recalled product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.
DeCA food safety officials are monitoring this recall for any updates.
The following products are affected by this recall:
No other Sargento or MDS Foods products are affected by this recall.
Customers should return this product to their commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Listeria monocytogenes may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy adults may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infections may also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The illness caused by these bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear.
Questions about this recall can be directed to Sargento Foods Inc. at (800) 243-3737 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST, and MDS Foods Inc. at (330) 879-9780.