Kansas City, MO

92 cheeses recalled due to bacterial concerns

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Paris Brothers, Inc., of Kansas City, Missouri, has issued a recall for 92 different kinds of cheese products across various brands and retailers because they may be contaminated with Listeria, per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The voluntary recall affects eight varieties of cheeses that were sold in several states under various brands manufactured between May 4 and May 6. The following lot codes are associated with the affected products: 05042022, 05052022, and 05062022.

The following products are included in the recall, according to the FDA:

  • 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
  • Cervasi Pecorino Romano

The recall will primarily affect buyers in nine states, including Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, Mississippi, and Florida.

A complete list of the 92 recalled cheese products can be found here.

What You Should Do If You Purchased the Recalled Cheeses

If you recently purchased any of these recalled cheese products, you should not consume them if they are from one of the recalled lots. Paris Brothers encourages customers to return the cheese products to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

Listeria

Listeria monocytogenes infections can be fatal in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with weakened immune systems, per the CDC.

High fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea are all symptoms. Infection with Listeria can also result in miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

According to the FDA announcement, no illnesses have been reported as a result of the recalled cheeses as of Wednesday.

Customers with questions about the recall can call 816-455-4188 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST on weekdays and ask for the FDA contact, Doug Schnell.

These cheeses aren't the only food items that have recently been recalled. Packaged salads, strawberries, and Jif peanut butter have all been removed from supermarket shelves in the last two weeks.

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