Country Fresh Recalls Multiple Cooking and Snacking Products Due to Possible Health Risk
The recalled products contain potentially contaminated Sargento branded cheeses
Following the Sargento Cheese Company recall where select Sargento branded cheeses were recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with listeria, Country Fresh is recalling approximately 2,552 cases of various cooking and snacking products. The recalled products contained the potentially contaminated Sargento branded cheeses.
The product in question was shipped to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia under the Country Fresh and store brand labels described in the product listing.
The product bears BEST IF USED BY dates between January 19, 2017 through February 17, 2017. No products except those on this list are subject to this recall.
To date, no illnesses have been confirmed by public health authorities.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Sargento Cheese advised Country Fresh of the issue and Country Fresh is taking this action in the interest of protecting the public health. "Nothing is more important than ensuring that consumers enjoy nothing but high quality, nutritious, and safe and wholesome products from us," said Bryan Herr, Country Fresh's President.
Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with any additional questions or concerns may contact the company at (281) 453-3305.