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Recall notice on shredded cheese product

Sargento Nacho & Taco shredded cheese with a sell-by date of 14 June 2017 should be avoided, according to the Ministry of Health and Seniors, because of a potential risk of contamination by the bacterium listeria.

The advisory covers the product sold in eight-ounce package, UPC 4610040041 with a “Sell-By” date of “H14JUN17”. This is the only product affected in Bermuda.

A spokeswoman said that the product's local distributor had notified store managers, who have removed it from store refrigerators.

Consumers are asked to check their own refrigerators for any of the suspect product. Sargento Nacho & Taco shredded cheese found with matching identification should be thrown away or returned to the retailer for disposal and a refund.

Symptoms of listeria infection can take up to 70 days to develop. While most people experience short-term symptoms, the infection can cause very serious complications for the unborn child of a pregnant woman as well as those with a weakened immune system.

For more information, please see http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2017/02/listeria-found-in-cheese-recalls-by-sargento-meijer-others/#.WKMZ1q0zWM9

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Published February 22, 2017 at 5:46 pm (Updated February 23, 2017 at 7:08 am)

Recall notice on shredded cheese product

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