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Why You Should Be Careful with Your Sargento Cheese

Maybe hold off on making those tacos
Why You Should Be Careful with Your Sargento Cheese
Photo: Roxanne Ready via Flickr

If you're planning to make a grilled cheese or sprinkle some grated cheese on top of your nachos this evening, you should check the package first. Sargento Foods, one of the largest producers of cheese in the United States, has recalled packages of Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby and Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese "due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes."

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The company also recalled five other cheeses—Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese, Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese, Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese, Off the Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese and Off the Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese—"out of an abundance of caution," since they were made on the same line, the company shares on its website.

And Taylor Farms, which uses Sargento products to make its salads, has recalled 6,630 pounds of pork and chicken salads, according to CNN.

So far, there are no confirmed illnesses linked to the recall, but those who do get sick should seek medical attention immediately.

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