Kuster's Voluntarily Recalls Cheese Products Due to Health Risk

The Products May be contaminated with Listeria

Kuster's Voluntarily Recalls Cheese Products Due to Health Risk
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October 17, 2016

Kuster's is voluntarily recalling 14,238 pounds of its shredded, sliced, and cubed cheese out of an abundance of caution.

Its supplier, Farm Country Cheese, notified Kuster's that the cheese has the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

The shredded cheese was distributed in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Products included in this voluntary recall include: sharp white cheddar, mozzarella/muenster/provolone, Monterey Jack, pepper jack, four blend, three blend; pepper jack cubes; and co/jack slices. Product dates can be found in the bottom center of the label.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged not to consume the product and to return it to Kuster's for a full refund.

Customers with questions may contact the company at (517) 368-5174.