Meijer Recalls Colby and Colby Jack Deli Cheeses Due to Possible Health Risk
Recalled products were sold exclusively through Meijer deli counters
Meijer is announcing a recall of its Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese sold exclusively through its deli counters due to a potential contamination with listeria.
The Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese were sold in Meijer stores from November 10, 2016 to February 9, 2017. The recalled product will be in plastic deli packaging with printed labels that have the UPCs 215927xxxxxx or 215938xxxxxx– the last six digits will vary, and are determined by weight since the product was purchased at the deli counter.
To date, there have been no illnesses reported to Meijer from the product affected by this recall.
Meijer received notice of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from MDS Foods, a Meijer supplier that sources the Meijer branded cheeses from Deutsch Kase Haus, a cheese manufacturer based in Middlebury, Indiana. MDS Foods informed Meijer that the manufacturer had identified evidence of potential listeria contamination.
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, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Customers should stop using the product and either dispose of it or return it to the customer service desk at any Meijer store for a full refund.
Consumers with any additional questions or concerns can contact Meijer at (800) 543-3704.