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.
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:
|Brand||Description||Product Size||Piece UPC Code||Case UPC Code||Date Code|
|Colby Deli (Mini) Horn||6 lb||8 28653 552093||00 8 28653 55209 3||Sell by: May 17, 2017|
|Colby RW Fullmoon||Approx. 8 oz||8 28653 55241 3||00 8 28653 55241 3||Best if used by:|
|Colby EW Fullmoon||8 oz||8 28653 55245 1||00 8 28653 55245 1||Best if used by:7/10/20177/4/2017|
|2 lb pack||6 34660 62859 7||00 6 34660 62859 7||Best if used by:|
|1.5 lb pack||8 28653 55554 4||00 8 28653 55553 7||335-16|
|18755||Meijer||Colby Jack Mini|
|6 lb||710917 18755||7 10917 18755|
Sell by Date:
|55755||Meijer||Colby Mini Horn||6 lb||710917 55755||7 10917 55755|
Sell by Date:
Cheese products being recalled due to potential contamination
|MDS Foods Item #||Brand||Description||Product Size||UPC Code||Case UPC Code||Date Code|
|N/A||0 08 28653 55244 4||Best if used by:|
|55758||Meijer||Colby EW Halfmoon||8 oz||7 13733 34047 2||0 07 13733 34047 2||Best if used by:|
|Colby Jack RW Halfmoon||Approx.|
|N/A||00828653182443||Best if used by:|
EW Halfmoon Chunk
|8 oz||713733340588||00713733340588||Best if used by:|
|N/A||0 08 28653 18241 2||Best if used by:|
|8 oz||828653182450||00828653182450||Best if used by:|
|8 oz||828653282457||00828653282457||Best if used by:|
|N/A||00828653737056||Best if used by:|
|Jalapeno RW Fullmoon||Approx.|
|N/A||0 08 28653 10241 0||Best if used by:|
|8 oz||828653102458||00828653102458||Best if used by:|
|18830||Deli Readi||Colby Jack|
St Pk 1oz Halfmoon Slice
|1 lb||6 34660 62875 7||006 34660 62875 7||Best if used by:|
|10831||Deli Readi||Jalapeno St|
Pk 1oz Slice
|2 lb pack||6 34660 62878 8||0 06 34660 62878 8||Best if used by:|
|26831||Deli Readi||Hot Pepper St Pk 1oz Slice||2 lb pack||6 34660 62868 9||0 06 34660 62868 9||Best if used by:|
St Pk .5oz
|8 28653 26555 9||0 08 28653 26555 9||Best if used by:|
|28747||Duck Deli||Cheddar St|
|8 28653 28747 6||0 08 28653 28747 6||Production Date:|
|Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice||2.0 lb pack||8 28653 28545 8||0 08 28653 28545 8||Best if used by:|
|Ched Mild Stk Pk .5oz Slice||1.5 lb pack||8 28653 28555 7||0 08 28653 28555 7||Best if used by:|
|55830||Deli Readi||Colby St Pk|
|1.0 lb pack||6 34660 62872 6||0 06 34660 62872 6||Best if used by:|
|55703||Old Tyme||Colby EW Halfmoon||8 oz||0 94776 10227 3||0 00 41563 26105 7||Best if used by:|
Jack St Pk
|8 28653 10555 8||0 08 28653 10555 8||Best if used by:|
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