LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL. – The possibility of some Old Europe Cheese, Inc., products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes led Saputo Cheese USA Inc. to issue a voluntary recall of some of its cheeses.
The recalled products, most of which fall in the categories of soft ripened or brie, have best by dates ranging from Sept. 28, 2022, to Dec. 14, 2022. Per Saputo, the products were distributed between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30 this year.
The products impacted by the recall were at supermarkets, as well as wholesale and retail locations and restaurants. Saputo said that group included retailers such as Albertsons, Target, Wakefern Stores, Sysco and Shamrock Foods.
No other Saputo products are affected by the recall, which was initiated with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.
The company said it is working with customers who received recalled products that originated from Michigan-based Old Europe Cheese, Inc., to remove the items from the marketplace. Consumers who purchased any of the recalled products are instructed to dispose of them or return them to the place where they were bought for a full refund.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children or people with weakened immune systems. Listeria infection may cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women, as well. Short-term symptoms can include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
The recalled products are listed below. More information is available by contacting Saputo at 1-888-587-2423.