Cheese products voluntarily recalled in 9 states over Listeria concerns – Boston 25 News

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A Missouri-based cheese-packaging company has issued a voluntary £2,800 recall of its product over concerns about Listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.

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According to a press release, the USDA said the recall, which affects nine states, was issued May 29 by Kansas City-based Paris Brothers, Inc.

The FDA said the cheese products “have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.”

According to the FDA, the recalled products include Cottonwood River Cheddar, D’amir Brie Double Crème French Brie, Milton Prairie Breeze White Cheddar Style, Milton Tomato Garlic Cheddar, Paris Brothers Mild Cheddar, Paris Brothers Colby Jack, Paris Brothers Pepper Jack and Cervasi Pecorino Romano.

The products were produced between May 4th and 6th this year.

The products were shipped to wholesalers for distribution in grocery stores in Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota, the FDA said. They were shipped to a store in Pensacola, Fla. and to multiple locations in the other states.

Affected are, among others, Price Chopper, Super Saver, Hy-Vee, Hen House and Harps.

The products contained lot codes 05042022, 05052022, or 05062022, according to the FDA.

The recall came after Listeria bacteria were found on a cutting board at the Paris Brothers, Inc. plant on May 3, Paris Brothers production and operations manager Doug Schnell told NBC News.

“We had a routine FDA audit — multiple companies audit us year-round — and we had a positive hit in our cheese room on one of our cutting boards,” Schnell told the news outlet.

The cutting board was destroyed and the room disinfected, Schnell told NBC News.

“Anything related to this particular board hasn’t left our building,” Schnell told the network.

No illnesses were reported by consumers, the FDA said in its recall notice.

Listeria can be a life-threatening infection caused by food contamination, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. It can also cause pregnant women to have miscarriages and stillbirths, and newborns, older adults and people with compromised immune systems can also be affected, the agency said.

The CDC added that about 1,600 people contract listeriosis infections in the United States each year, and about 260 die from it.

Consumers with questions can call the company and ask for Schnell at 816-455-4188, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.

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