A Massive Cheese Recall Has Been Issued Across Multiple States—Here's What You Need to Know

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Cheese lovers, pay attention because the latest recall to be issued just may cause you a lot of grief. And, if you're a fan of the Sargento brand, you'll definitely want to check your cheese stash as soon as you can.

According to an enforcement report form the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), thousands of cases of shredded cheese have been recalled across 15 states. The brand's massive recall was put in place after one of the company's suppliers, Rizo-López Foods Inc., issued a recall of dairy products just last month due to listeria contamination concerns.

While it was previously reported by outlets online that the Sargento brand recalled cheese due to the ongoing concerns mentioned, the brand released a press release on March 7 doubling down on the voluntary portion of their massive recall notice.

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"Out of an abundance of caution, Sargento immediately made the decision to voluntarily recall the products that were supplied by Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc. and products that were packaged on the same lines," read the release. "Sargento also terminated its relationship with Rizo-López Foods, Inc. and immediately notified its affected business customers."

Varieties of cheese pulled from shelves under the Sargento brand include cotija, parmesan, Swiss, asiago, Monterey Jack, white cheddar, cheddar, a nacho and taco blend, Italian cheese blend, taco cheese blend and queso quesadilla cheese. In total, the brand has pulled more than 10,000 cases of shredded cheese.

Additionally, states that were affected by the recall are as follows: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

For a complete list of products with corresponding use by dates, check here. And for those interested in the updated full list of affected products from Rizo-López, visit the FDA's website here.

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