July 17, 2024

Cheeses Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

Some types of cheeses were recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall was posted on the FDA’s Enforcement Reports page, not the regular recall page, so there is no mention about whether or not any illnesses have been reported to the company to date. The recalling firm is Sargento Foods of Plymouth, Wisconsin.

UPDATE: Sargento requested these changes to this notice: please clarify this issue never impacted Sargento-branded products. For additional context: This stemmed from Rizo-Lopez Foods Inc. issuing a recall of its Cotija cheese. Upon further investigation, Sargento determined that this recall impacted a limited amount of the Food Service and Ingredients products. Therefore – in early February – out of an abundance of caution, Sargento voluntarily recalled the products that were supplied by Rizo-Lopez Foods Inc. and products that were packaged on the same lines. Sargento immediately terminated its relationship with Rizo-Lopez Foods Inc.

Sargento Cheeses Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

These products were sold at the retail level in these states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. You can see the long list of recalled products along with the UPC numbers, pack size, best by dates, and other package information at the FDA page.

The recalled items include Coarse Grated Cotija Cheese, Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese, Fancy Shredded Swiss Cheese, Fancy Shredded Fresh Asiago Cheese, Deep V Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, Fancy Shredded Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, Thick ‘N Hearty Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Fancy Shredded Bistro Blends Nacho & Taco Cheese Blend, Fancy Shredded Italian Cheese Blend, and Shredded Queso Quesadilla Cheese, among others. No pictures of the recalled products were included in the recall notice.

Please look at the recall list carefully. If you bought any of these cheeses, do not eat them, even if you plan to cook with them, because of the possibility of cross-contamination. You  can throw them away or take them back to the place of purchase for a refund.

If you ate any of these cheeses, monitor your health for the symptoms of listeriosis for the next 70 days. If you do get sick, see your doctor.


  1. Do you have the link to the fda pg showing the upc of the cheeses? I can’t find it.

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