Symptoms of listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) include fever, muscle aches, nausea and/or diarrhea. Affected and potentially affected products were distributed by MDS Foods Inc. under multiple brand labels and distributed nationwide. The company urges consumers to go online and check the UPC code on their cheese to see whether it is affected by the recall.
"The safety of our consumers and our employees is our top priority at Sargento and at the very heart of all we do", the company said in a statement.More news: Tour bus crashes in Taiwan, killing at least 32
Other items packaged on the same line are also being recalled.
The source of possible contamination is a supplier for Sargento and Sara Lee.
Once again, the recall of a common food ingredient has provided us with a behind-the-scenes look at how food companies work together to create our favorite snacks. There have been no confirmed illnesses linked with the Sargento products. The cheese types included Colby, cheddar, and Swiss.More news: SNL's Leslie Jones auditions to play Trump
The recall is because the cheese has the chance to being contaminated with listeria.
Several slices of Colby Jack cheese in a stack isolated on a white background.
The recalled cheese was sold in stores from November 10, 2016 to February 9, 2017. The full list of recalled products can be found here.More news: Mitsubishi names new SUV 'Eclipse Cross' ahead of Geneva debut