Cheese Recall Expands to More Brands Due to Pathogenic Organism

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A recent cheese recall has been extended to include more brands and products, including cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese and jalapeno Jack cheese, due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

MDS Foods Inc., of Massillon, OH is recalling multiple products some of which were found to be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and other products which may have the potential to be contaminated with the bacteria.
Cheese Recall Includes Cheddar Cheese
Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, supplied MDS Foods with Colby and Colby Jack minihorn cheeses that have been found to be contaminated with the pathogenic organism.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, people with diabetes, 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. At the time of this release, no illnesses have been reported.

Customers who have purchased any of the cheese products listed below from the affected sell by dates or any unreadable date codes are urged not to consume it and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact MDS Foods Customer Service: (330) 879-9780 extension 105 Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM, (EST).

MDS Foods, Inc. is committed to food safety and providing our customers with the highest quality products. MDS Foods, Inc. has also recalled potentially affected products that were packaged on the same production lines in our Tullahoma, TN. Facility as the affected product.

MDS Foods, Inc. is working diligently with the FDA and TN Department Agriculture as well as closely monitoring the information from our affected cheese supplier. We will continue to posts updates to this recall if more information becomes available.

Affected and potentially affected products were distributed by MDS Foods Inc. under multiple brand labels and distributed nationwide. Please refer to the list below.

Cheese products being recalled due to found contamination from cheese supplier, followed by photos of product labels:

MDS Foods
Item #
BrandDescriptionProduct SizePiece UPC CodeCase UPC CodeDate Code
55209Amish
Classics
Colby Deli (Mini) Horn6 lb8 28653 55209300 8 28653 55209 3Sell by: May 17, 2017
55241Amish
Classics
Colby RW FullmoonApprox. 8 oz8 28653 55241 300 8 28653 55241 3Best if used by:
07/10/177/4/20176/4/20175/19/2017
55245Amish
Classics
Colby EW Fullmoon8 oz8 28653 55245 100 8 28653 55245 1Best if used by:7/10/20177/4/2017

6/3/2017

5/19/2017

55831Deli
Readi
Colby Mini
Cheese Slices
2 lb pack6 34660 62859 700 6 34660 62859 7Best if used by:
05/02/20174/22/2017
55553Deli
Made EZ
Colby Cheese
Slices
1.5 lb pack8 28653 55554 400 8 28653 55553 7335-16
18755MeijerColby Jack Mini
Horn
6 lb710917 187557 10917 18755

Sell by Date:
05/02/17

55755MeijerColby Mini Horn6 lb710917 557557 10917 55755

Sell by Date:
05/02/17

Cheese products being recalled due to potential contamination

MDS Foods Item # Brand Description Product
Size Piece UPC Code Case UPC Code D

MDS Foods Item #BrandDescriptionProduct Size UPC Code Case UPC CodeDate Code
55244Amish
Classics
Colby RW
Halfmoon
Approx.
8 oz
N/A0 08 28653 55244 4Best if used by:
07/10/2017
55758MeijerColby EW Halfmoon8 oz7 13733 34047 20 07 13733 34047 2Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18244Amish
Classics
Colby Jack RW HalfmoonApprox.
8 oz
N/A00828653182443Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18758MeijerColby Jack
EW Halfmoon Chunk
8 oz71373334058800713733340588Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18241Amish
Classics
Colby Jack
RW Fullmoon
Approx.
8 oz
N/A0 08 28653 18241 2Best if used by:
07/10/2017
18245Amish
Classics
Colby Jack
EW Fullmoon
8 oz82865318245000828653182450Best if used by:
07/10/2017
28245Amish
Classics
Cheddar
EW Fullmoon
8 oz82865328245700828653282457Best if used by:
07/10/2017
07/04/2017
73705Lipari Old
Tyme
Swiss
Sandwich
Cut
Approx
8.5 lbs
N/A00828653737056Best if used by:
07/04/2017
10241Amish
Classics
Jalapeno RW FullmoonApprox.
8 oz
N/A0 08 28653 10241 0Best if used by:
07/04/2017
10245Amish
Classics
Jalapeno
EW Fullmoon
8 oz82865310245800828653102458Best if used by:
07/04/2017
18830Deli ReadiColby Jack
St Pk 1oz Halfmoon Slice
1 lb6 34660 62875 7006 34660 62875 7Best if used by:
05/02/2017
10831Deli ReadiJalapeno St
Pk 1oz Slice
2 lb pack6 34660 62878 80 06 34660 62878 8Best if used by:
04/22/2017
26831Deli ReadiHot Pepper St Pk 1oz Slice2 lb pack6 34660 62868 90 06 34660 62868 9Best if used by:
04/22/2017
26555Deli
Made EZ
Hot Pepper
St Pk .5oz
Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 26555 90 08 28653 26555 9Best if used by:
04/22/2017
28747Duck DeliCheddar St
Pk .75oz
Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 28747 60 08 28653 28747 6Production Date:
358-16
28545Deli
Made EZ
Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice2.0 lb pack8 28653 28545 80 08 28653 28545 8Best if used by:
04/22/2017
28555Deli
Made EZ
Ched Mild Stk Pk .5oz Slice1.5 lb pack8 28653 28555 70 08 28653 28555 7Best if used by:
04/22/2017
55830Deli ReadiColby St Pk
1oz
Halfmoon
Slices
1.0 lb pack6 34660 62872 60 06 34660 62872 6Best if used by:
04/22/2017
55703Old TymeColby EW Halfmoon8 oz0 94776 10227 30 00 41563 26105 7Best if used by:
06/03/2017
10555Deli
Made EZ
Jalapeno
Jack St Pk
.5oz Slice
1.5 lb
pack
8 28653 10555 80 08 28653 10555 8Best if used by:
03/30/2017

Amish Classics, Colby Jack RW Fullmoon

Amish Classics, Colby Jack EW Fullmoon, principal display panel

Amish Classics, Colby Jack EW Fullmoon, UPC Code

Amish Classics, Cheddar EW Fullmoon, principal display panel

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Amish Classics, Cheddar EW Fullmoon, UPC Code

Lipari Old Tyme, Swiss Sandwich Cut

Amish Classics, Jalapeno RW Fullmoon

Amish Classics, Jalapeno EW Fullmoon, principal display panel

Amish Classics, Jalapeno EW Fullmoon, UPC Code

Deli Readi, Colby Jack St Pk 1oz Halfmoon Slice

Deli Readi, Jalapeno St Pk 1oz Slice

Deli Readi, Hot Pepper St Pk 1oz Slice

Deli Made EZ, Hot Pepper St Pk .5oz Slice

Duck Deli, Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice

Deli Made EZ, Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice

Deli Made EZ, Ched Mild Stk Pk .5oz Slice

Deli Readi, Colby St Pk 1oz Halfmoon Slices

Old Tyme, Colby EW Halfmoon, principal display panel

Old Tyme, Colby EW Halfmoon, nutrition facts panel

Deli Made EZ, Jalapeno Jack St Pk .5oz Slice

Source: FDA, MDS Foods

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