Sargento Foods, Inc., one of the nation’s largest cheese makers, is recalling 7 products because they may be contaminated with listeria, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you had food poisoning after eating Sargento cheese, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a food poisoning lawsuit and our lawyers can help.
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Update: Saputo Recalls Gouda Cheese in Rapidly Expanding Listeria Outbreak
February 16, 2017 – It’s not gouda news for cheese lovers: multi-national dairy giant Saputo Inc. is the latest company to issue a nationwide recall  for its cheese products after state inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in another brand of cheese made by its supplier. Saputo is recalling specialty gouda cheese packaged under two brands — Great Midwest and Dutchmark. The Great Midwest branded cheese was produced by Deutsch Käse Haus LLC.
What’s the Problem?
February 14, 2017 – Sargento initiated the recall after being notified by a supplier that its Longhorn Colby cheese may be contaminated with listeria. Affected products include:
- Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby, 6.84 oz., UPC 4610000228, with “Sell By” dates of “12APR17B” and “10MAY17B”
- Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040041, with “Sell By” dates of “H14JUN17” and “H12JUL17”
- Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese, 12 oz., UPC 4610000109 with “Sell By” date of “11JUN17B”
- Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese, 12 oz., UPC 4610000108 with “Sell By” dates of “12JUN17B”, “09JUL17B” and “10JUL17B”
- Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040002 with “Sell By” dates of “H14JUN17” and “F28JUN17”
- Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040014 with “Sell By” date of “F05JUL17”
- Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040076 with “Sell By” date of “F05JUL17”
You can find out if your cheese is affected by the recall by entering the UPC number or “Sell By” date on the package in Sargento’s “Search Product” tool.
If your cheese is part of the recall, you should contact Sargento for information about how to get a full refund. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
Signs and symptoms of listeria poisoning (listeriosis) include:
- Muscle aches
If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include:
- Loss of balance
See more: Listeria Outbreak Litigation
More Cheese Recalled in Ongoing Listeria Outbreak
February 16, 2017 – Yet another brand of cheese has fallen victim to the ongoing listeria outbreak: Guggisberg Cheese of Millersburg, OH, is recalling a dozen types of Colby cheese  products over potential contamination with the deadly foodborne bacterium. Affected products were sold primarily in retail stores at deli counters and deli cases in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, and West Virginia.
Related cheese recall litigations from Schmidt & Clark, LLP:
- Kradjian Cedar Cheese Poisoning Lawsuit
- Del Bueno Queso Fresco Casero Cheese Poisoning Lawsuit
- Whole Foods Cheese Poisoning Lawsuit
- Roos Foods Cheese Poisoning Lawsuit
Do I Have a Sargento Cheese Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Sargento cheese recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria infection cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got food poisoning after eating Sargento cheese, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.