US/Silver Spring: Meijer Stores recalls certain batch/lots of Meijer branded Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese and Pre-Made Ham Sub Sandwiches due to suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination and consequential risk of bacterial-related illnesses, both serious health hazards. FDA: http://ht.ly/HVI0309Am9U
Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm544915.htm
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Muenster Cheese and Ham Sandwiches are subject to this recall:
- Meijer brand Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheeses were sold from in-store Cheese Islands within the retailer’s Deli Sections and have the expiration dates of March 28, 2017, May 13, 2107 and June 10, 2017. The Muenster Cheese was sold with a UPC of 8-86926 27573-5.
- Meijer Pre-Made Ham Sub Sandwiches on Artisan White Baguette were sold from Meijer’s Grab-and-Go Fresh Deli Cases with sell-by dates ranging from November 2, 2016 and December 30, 2016. The Ham Sub Sandwiches were sold with a UPC of 7-13733 76499-5.
According to the FDA, Meijer has recalled the above food products due to suspected cross-contamination foods that have testes positive for Listeria monocytogenes,
Meijer was informed by MDS Foods, its primary supplier of some foods sold by Meijer including the ones listed above, that MDS Foods has found evidence of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This suspected cross-contamination was made possible because the above foods were prepared on the same production line as various other Cheeses and Cheese-based products also made by MDS Foods and sold by Meijer Stores. These products were subject to an earlier recall notice available on this site.
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If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Meijer Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese and/or Pre-Made Ham Sub Sandwiches made with this Cheese, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the foodstuffs to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.
Please note: other Cheese and Cheese-based Foods manufactured by this company have been recalled. To see all recalls and notifications related to this manufacturer, please search for “MDS Foods” using the Search Box at the top of this page.
If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Meijer Stores at 1-800-543-3704, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Recalls Direct RIN: 8352-2017
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Filed under: Bacterial or viral contamination, Food & Drink, Listeria / Listeriosis hazard, US FDA | Tagged: FDA, MDS Foods Inc, Meijer brand Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheeses, Meijer Cheese, Meijer Pre-Made Ham Sub Sandwiches on Artisan White Baguette, Recalls Direct RIN: 8352-2017, suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination, US Food and Drug Administration |