Sargento cheese recall expanded due to possible contamination

Wisconsin-based cheesemaker Sargento Foods Inc. is expanding its Feb. 10 recall.

The company previously voluntarily recalled a specialty cheese because of possible bacterial contamination. It is now expanding it "out of an abundance of caution."

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Sargento announced Feb. 10 that Longhorn Colby cheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocyctogenes.

The products were distributed nationwide.

No illnesses have been reported.

Previously recalled items:

  • 6.84-ounce packages of Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby with sell-by dates of April 12 and May 10, 2017
  • 8-ounce packages of Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese with sell-by dates of June 14 and July 12, 2017.

Items included with the expanded recall include:

  • Sargento Sliced Colby, 8 oz., UPC 4610000105, Sell By date 15MAY17F
  • Sargento Sliced Muenster, 8oz., UPC 4610000107, Sell By dates 05MAR17F, 06MAR17F, 15APR17F, 16APR17F and 17APR17F
  • Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack, 7.5 oz., UPC 4610000122, Sell By date 03MAY17B
  • Sargento Sliced Tomato & Basil Jack, 6.67 oz., UPC 4610000279, Sell By date 03MAR17B
  • Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat Colby-Jack, 8 oz., UPC 4610041018, Sell By date H07APR17
  • Sargento Shredded Chef Blends 4 Cheese Pizzeria, 8 oz., UPC 4610041105, Sell By date H10APR17
  • Sargento Artisan Blends Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040094, Sell By date H08JUN17 and H09JUN17

Sargento also recalled some products that were packaged on the same line as the affected cheese and has ended its relationship with a supplier.

"Out of concern for the health and well-being of Sargento consumers, the company has also terminated its relationship with Deutsch Kase Haus, which supplied Sargento with the affected Longhorn Colby cheese," the company said on its website.

No other Sargento products are affected. More information can be found at

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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