Sargento recalls 7 cheeses for possible listeria contamination

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says the manufacturer of Amish Classic Colby deli horn cheese has recalled several lot numbers and instructed wholesalers and retailers to stop selling their stock.

The notice of contamination came from MDS foods, a supplier that sources Meijer-brand cheese from Deutsch Kase Haus, which is based in Middlebury, Indiana.

The recalled cheeses were packaged in Wisconsin, Sargento said.

Consumers can check if their product is affected by the recall by visiting info.sargento.com and using the "Product Check" tool. The affected products bear establishment number M/P-34013 or M/P-34733 surrounded by the USDA mark of inspection.

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The Sara Lee recall involves 734 cases of cheese distributed in Alabama, California, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The cheese types included Colby, cheddar, and Swiss.

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