A salmonella contamination risk has prompted a recall of a popular brand of grated Parmesan cheese.
4C Foods Corp is recalling its 6-ounce jars of 4C Grated Cheese: HomeStyle Parmesan due to possible salmonella contamination that was discovered during routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration.
The recall only affects products distributed on July 24 to Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with this particular issue.
Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. They can then contact 4C Foods at 1-718-272-7800 ext. 176, Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), for a replacement or full refund and for general inquires.